Conditioning Hiking Series - Olympia - 2020

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 new hiker 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 the many of same people throughout the summer.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Conditioning Hiking Series initial Meeting
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Wed, Apr 22, 2020
Registration closes Apr 20
31 participants
0 instructors
Conditioning Hiking Series - Equipment Q&A
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Wed, Apr 29, 2020
Registration opens Feb 1; Instructor registration open now
31 participants
0 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
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