Backcountry 101: Intro to Day Hiking

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  • Date
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:00 am to 10:30 am EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC
    366 Richmond Road
    Ottawa, ON

Join our MEC staffer as they get you familiar with the equipment, skills and resources required for a safe and enjoyable day hike. Whether you are planning local travels or travelling elsewhere in the world, start here joining this clinic for invaluable information and tips from our experienced clinic leader.

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

  • The 10 essentials
  • Day hiking footwear considerations
  • Clothing systems
  • Daypack considerations
  • Trip research and finding resources on popular day hikes in one’s region
  • Assessing weather and its impact on equipment selection
  • Leaving trip info with a contact back home

Who’s teaching the clinic?

Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!