Introduction to Hiking in the Pacific Northwest - Bellevue Public Library


Introduction to Hiking in the Pacific Northwest - Bellevue Public Library

Get a good start on a lifetime of safe, successful days in our amazing PNW trails with this free two-hour, information-packed evening seminar to help you find hikes, choose gear, hike safely and be a good trail citizen. Open to Mountaineers members and guests!

  • Tue, Nov 1, 2016
  • Foothills Hiking Committee
  • Day Hiking
  • Retired Rovers, 20-30 Somethings, Adults
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

6:30-9PM at the Bellevue Public Library, 1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.  Room 1.

This free two-hour evening seminar is open to Mountaineers members and guests. It's designed for brand new hikers and for people who have hiked before but want an introduction to safe hiking in our major Pacific Northwest hiking areas. The seminar will help you find hikes that suit your interests and capabilities, understand common trail hazards, prepare for hikes with the right gear and clothing, and practice Leave-No-Trace and good trail etiquette so that you protecting our trails and wild places.  We'll also provide useful information on permits, where to buy essential gear on a budget, and other valuable resources.  

During the seminar we'll also introduce participants to the Mountaineers and show them how to find and register for one of our many hikes and skills classes in the area, led or taught by our amazing volunteers!

We arrange for additional volunteers to attend and bring gear to demonstrate.    Please register for the seminar so that we know how many people to expect.  Spread the word to your friends and colleagues!  You can attend as a Mountaineers guest by going to MEMBERSHIP on the main page of the Mountaineers website and joining the club as a guest.  We hope to see you there!


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