Basic Hiking Skills - Olympia - 2020

Day Hiking Course

Hiking

This two-evening, information-packed, course will provide you the resources and tools you need for a lifetime of safe, successful, and rewarding days on our amazing trails.

Experienced hike and backpack leaders will cover tips and tricks learned over years of outdoor recreation and allow you a glimpse into their own backpacks.

Suitable for adults and accompanied youth above the age of 8.

Topics covered will include:

  • how to find a compatible hike for your fitness and skill level.
  • Preparation
  • Gear
  • Clothing
  • Low impact / Leave No Trace practices
  • Trail etiquette
  • Common trail hazards
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Resources for exploring our great outdoors & parking passes
  • Additional training options

Note that the information you will receive is covered in more detail in the Olympia Branch's Wilderness Skills course.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Basic Hiking Session 1
Olympia Center
Mon, Mar 30, 2020
Registration opens Jan 30; Instructor registration open now
30 participants
3 instructors
Basic Hiking Session 2
Olympia Center
Mon, Apr 6, 2020
Registration opens Jan 30; Instructor registration open now
30 participants
4 instructors
Roster
Required Equipment

Bring your enthusiasm, pen & paper

Course Materials

There are no materials for this course.