In week two of the Hiking Skills series, we'll cover what to bring on your day hike. Starting with the ten essentials and adding in the clothing layers from last week, it all has to fit into your backpack. While the extent of the gear you will need varies from place to place, there are some basics that shouldn't be left at home. Additionally, we'll cover the basics of Outdoor Stewardship and "Leave No Trace" principles. As more and more people take to the outdoors, it's incredibly important that we protect and conserve the parks, trails and wildlife that live there.
Ever wanted to try hiking or backpacking and didn't know where to get started? Are you rusty and want to brush up on your knowledge and skills? Then join AMC Boston's Hiking & Backpacking Committee and friends for the Hiking Skills Webinar Series! Six instructional sessions will introduce the basics of spring, summer and fall day hiking and backpacking in New England. Topics change each week and include clothing, footwear, nutrition, essential gear, backcountry stewardship, navigation basics and more! Sessions are on Wednesdays from 7:00PM to 8:30PM EST.
Advanced registration for each session is required. Join as many as interest you. In the event that registration exceeds our Zoom capacity, we will repeat it out to our Facebook page. Access links will be sent to registrants the day before. Some topics will be recorded and made available to everyone who signs up for that session.
Elizabeth Ryan is a four-season hiking and backpacking leader with the AMC's Boston Chapter. She has completed the New Hampshire 4000 footers, hiked in the Baxter park area and explored some of the glaciated North-west peaks. International trips include hiking in the Scottish Highlands, Newfoundland, Iceland and New Zealand.