Conditioning Hiking Series - Olympia - 2019

Day Hiking Course

Conditioning Hiking Series

NEW PARTICIPANTS MAY REGISTER FEBRUARY 1. RETURNING PARTICIPANTS ARE WELCOME TO REGISTER AFTER FEBRUARY 15. This course offers you the chance to develop your fitness capabilities while hiking with many of the same people throughout the duration of the course. You will reach new distance and elevation goals and visit some amazing places. Beginning in the spring, the course provides a structure of increasing challenging hikes that are scheduled to develop your abilities and skills.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:  To be successful in this course, you will need to be able to walk/hike at least 5 miles with some elevation beginning with your first hike.  You will also need to commit to developing your conditioning throughout the summer as each month, the hikes will become progressively more difficult.

CANCELLATIONS must be received no later than April 1 to qualify for refund.

Badges you will earn:

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Conditioning Hiking Series initial Meeting
Griffin Fire District Station 1
Wed, Apr 10, 2019
Registration closes Apr 1
2 participants
0 instructors
Conditioning Hiking Series - Equipment Q&A
Olympia Friends Meeting House
Wed, Apr 24, 2019
Registration closes Apr 1
2 participants
3 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

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Pre-Workshop Homework

Olympia Branch Conditioning Hiking Series Pre-Workshop Homework.

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Ten Essentials

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Day Hike Checklist

File chemical/x-isostar File
Stewardship Project Report Form

File RealAudio document File
Clubwide Minimum Standards for Hiking and Backpacking

File File