Conditioning Hiking Series - Olympia - 2018

Day Hiking Course

Conditioning Hiking Series

This course offers participants the chance to develop their fitness capabilities and hike with many of the same people throughout the duration of the course and reach new distance and elevation goals. Beginning in the spring, the course provides a structure of increasing challenges through hikes that are scheduled to bring you to new heights and discover new places as you gain fitness.

This course is designed for the new or experienced hiker who wants to increase their fitness level.  It is also designed to provide a small-group trip environment in which hikers can build friendships by hiking with many of the same people on each trip.  You will also benefit from getting out with a variety of experienced hike leaders who are focused on keeping you safe and helping you learn while you spend the day together in our beautiful mountains.

CANCELLATIONS must be received no later than March 25th to qualify for refund.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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
Name/Description Type
Course Manual

Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series Course Manual Rev. 2018

File File
Pre-Workshop Homework

Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series Pre-Workshop Homework.

File File
Ten Essentials

File File
Day Hike Checklist

File chemical/x-isostar File
Stewardship Project Report Form

File RealAudio document File
Clubwide Activity Standards - Hiking & Backpacking

Clubwide Activity Standards for Hiking & Backpacking