Seminar: Introduction to Hiking in the Pacific Northwest

Get a good start on a lifetime of safe, successful days in our amazing PNW trails with this evening seminar to help you find hikes, choose gear, hike safely and be a good trail citizen.
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 event.

This free 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 and other valuable resources.  

Attendees at the seminar will also have first access to one or more easy  teaching hikes within easy reach of the I405-I5-I90 corridors, led by experienced Mountaineers hike leaders.  These hikes will include an extra component of pre-hike guidance on planning and preparation as well as hands-on assistance and instruction during the hike on the basics of navigation, safety, Leave-No-Trace and trail etiquette

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Bellevue Public Library
1111 110th Ave NE, Bellevue, WA 98004