Basic Hiking Skills Session 1


Basic Hiking Skills Session 1 - Olympia Center

Session one of two

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)


Join us for an evening session that will allow us all to learn from each other.  We all work hard to reduce the weight of our backpack so we can enjoy our overnight and multi-day trips more.

We will break into small groups and, through peer review, share with each other what works and what doesn't in an effort to improve our backpacking experiences.

Join us for a fun evening!  Get to know other backpackers in our branch and come ready with your suggestions and to accept other peoples suggestions to help you.  Bring your fully loaded (without food and water) overnight backpack as if you are leaving on a  trip.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

notepad and writing instrument

Overnight pack with all gear including Ten Essentials

Trip Reports