GoHike Participant Orientation - Online Classroom

Lecture: GoHike: Beginner Hiking Series

GoHike Participant Orientation - Online Classroom

In this 2.5-hour evening session we will introduce you to the essentials of hiking starting with basics: Preparation, safety, general fitness tips and knowledge to make hitting the trial less daunting. We'll talk about the GoHike course and hikes, about setting goals and how we'll help you reach them. We'll also introduce you to some amazing places you can go as you're just starting out, and even more amazing options if you choose to go a little further!

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

The orientation session will be held as an interactive virtual class on Zoom beginning promptly at 6:30PM and endiing at approximatley 8:30PM.   Login information and instructions for participating in the zoom meeting will be sent to registered students 1-2 days before the session.

In this first session of the new Mountaineers GoHike series, we'll give you the basic information and tools to get started hiking, share information about the series and what is involved, and connect you with a community of other hikers and dedicated volunteers who are eager to help you overcome any roadblocks or fears and get out there, starting from where you are!  This session is required to graduate from the GoHike series.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

None.  We'll have examples of gear for you to look at, and help you learn how to decide what gear is essential for a given hike and set of conditions.  Then as the series progresses will help you fill in any gaps in your gear kit with a minimum of expense.

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