New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Eastside - Newport Way Library

Seminar: New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Eastside

New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Eastside - Newport Way Library

New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Eastside

COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers activity.
  • Thu, Jul 9, 2015
  • Foothills Backpacking Committee
  • Day Hiking, Backpacking
  • Singles, 20-30 Somethings, Retired Rovers, Adults
  • Easy

Thursday, July 9 at 6:30PM, at the Newport Way Public Library, 14250 SE Newport Way, Bellevue, WA 98006

This 2.5 hour evening course provides experienced hikers or backpackers information they need to become an effective hike or backpack leader. This course is a pre-requisite (along with a mentor hike/backpack and committee approval) to becoming an official hike or backpack leader for the club. We cover the major Mountaineers hiking standards and processes,but focus most of our time on outdoor leadership "soft skills" including scenario discussions around some typical leadership challenges. Past and current hike leaders as well as those interested in becoming a new leader are invited to participate. The workshop is free and open to all Mountaineers members, but please signup online so we can anticipate group size.

If you already are an experienced leader for other Mountaineers activities and have been on recent club hikes or backpacks, you may be able to gain equivalency and become a leader without having to attend the class.  Contact the Foothills Hike/Backpack Committee chair Cheryl Talbert at to see if we can make it happen!


Newport Way Library

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The books below might be of help and interest to you, but are not required for the class.

Trip Reports