Conditioning Hiking Series - Olympia - 2015

Day Hiking Course

Conditioning Hiking Series

This course offers participants the chance to develop their fitness capabilities, hike with many of the same people throughout the duration of the course, and reach new distance and elevation goals.

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 course.

This course is for you if you are a new hiker looking for a way to get out more in a friendly, group environment while challenging yourself, discovering new trails, hiking in a small group environment, and meeting new friends.

OR if you are an experienced hiker who wants to enhance your capabilities, hike further and higher, explore the majestic mountains and trails so readily available to us in the Pacific Northwest.

The Olympia Mountaineers Conditioning Hike Series will begin May 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM with a required information session held at the Olympia Center located at  222 Columbia St NW, Olympia, WA.  Two required hikes per month, a graduation hike in October, and a fun day of conservation work will take you from short, easy hikes to being able to participate in the easy and moderate level hikes that will get you out to the stunning vistas and trails that surround us.  No longer will you feel unable to participate in the hikes you see online as you increase your capabilities and fitness level.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Conditioning Hiking Series initial Meeting
Online Classroom
Tue, Apr 6, 2021
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
20 participants
4 instructors
Conditioning Hiking Series - Classroom Session #2
Online Classroom
Tue, Apr 27, 2021
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
20 participants
6 instructors
Conditioning Hiking Series - Equipment Q&A
Priest Point Park
Sat, May 1, 2021
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
20 participants
9 instructors

Additional badges needed to graduate


Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
Course Materials
Course Manual

Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series Course Manual Rev. 2018

Pre-Workshop Homework

Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series Pre-Workshop Homework.

Ten Essentials

Day Hike Checklist

Stewardship Project Report Form

Clubwide Activity Standards - Hiking & Backpacking

Clubwide Activity Standards for Hiking & Backpacking