New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar


New Hike/Backpack Leader Seminar - Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Learn about becoming a Hike and/or Backpack Leader for The Mountaineers!

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We will meet in the Classroom upstairs at the Tacoma Program Center at 6:30pm.  Set up will begin at 6:15pm for those interested in lending a hand.

Greetings hikers and backpackers,

We look forward to having you join us for this in person seminar to learn about what it takes to become a hike and/or backpack leader.

We are excited to have you and look forward to sharing the rewards of volunteering by becoming a hike and/or backpack leader.

Join the Tacoma Hiking and Backpacking Committee as we cover what it takes to become a Mountaineers hike and/or backpack leader. Included are some real life scenarios, which is also the highlight of the evening and a great opportunity to get to know one another and discover your style of leadership.

Goals and Objectives for the seminar

~Participants will learn about the requirements for certification.

~Participants will gain interpersonal skills by making sound group decisions and avoiding potential conflict through participation in scenarios presented in small groups. 

~Participants will learn how to list trips, planning and pacing of trips, and how to mitigate and avoid common hazards.


***First Aid Emergency Trail Preparedness offered April 20, 2023 OR Wilderness First Aid offered March 11/12 or May 13/14, 2023

***On Trail Navigation Staying Found offered May 2, 2023 OR Wilderness Navigation offered March 23, 2023

Check out some resources for current, new and prospective hike leaders here:


Mountaineers Tacoma Program Center

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

-An open mind ready to learn! 

-Please bring layered clothing as we will have windows and door open for ventilation.

-Personal snacks and water bottle.

-Face covering recommended but not required. We will follow current COVID guideline through the Mountaineers.

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