Foothills Hiking-Backpacking Committee

Tools, methods and resources that we have found useful in our committee


Foothills Backpack Leader Guidelines & Expectations

This document includes the following content: Becoming a backpack leader Posting a backpack activity Pre-trip communication Pre-Screening of Prospective Participants Leading a Safe and Enjoyable Backpack Relocating, Rescheduling or Cancelling your Trip Post-Trip Reporting Leader Resources

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Guidelines and Sample Questions for Participant Pre-Screening - Hiking

Careful screening of participants before a hike can make a difference between success and significant problems. This document outlines some methods for pre-screening participants in a thorough but considerate way. It includes a set of sample questions.

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GUIDELINES AND SAMPLE QUESTIONS FOR PARTICIPANT PRE-SCREENING - Backpacking

Careful screening of participants before a backpack trip can make a difference between success and significant problems. This document outlines some methods for pre-screening participants in a thorough but considerate way. It includes a set of sample questions.

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Templates for Route-Place and Activity Creation

Leaders can fill out these forms as an option to help them prepare their data in advance of going online on the website to enter a new route-place or activity; or in Foothills leaders can fill out the form and send it to the committee chair for entry onto the web form. This is required for our Backpacking Building Blocks trips.

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Foothills Hiking and Backpacking Courses - General Information

Brief summaries of the various classes offered by Foothills Branch for members and leaders, including extra detail on the Backpacking Building Blocks course.

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Foothills Leader Checklists - Hiking/Backpacking

Recommended Leader Checklists - For use at the leader's option to avoid forgetting anything important! * Week Before the Trip * Day before the Trip * At the Initial Meeting Place: * At the Trailhead * On the Trail ** Vigilance and Decision Making ** Some Leader Options to Manage Pace for Safety * At Camp * After the Trip

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