Backcountry 101 - Intro to Day Hiking

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  • Date
    Saturday, 15 June, 2019
  • Time
    From 02:00 pm to 03:00 pm EDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Toronto
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Toronto
    300 Queen Street West
    Toronto, ON

This free clinic will introduce participants to 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 by joining this clinic for invaluable information and tips from #mecstaffer, traveller, and adventurer, Cassandra.

By the end of the session, participants will:

Be familiar with the essential equipment required for a day hike, including:

  • The 10 essentials
  • Day hiking footwear considerations
  • Clothing systems
  • Daypack considerations

Understand the steps required to plan a safe, comfortable trip, including:

  • 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
  • Be aware of the resources available at MEC that support them in their day hiking adventures and point them to popular options in their own region.

You may drop-in to this clinic but we'd love to know if you're coming - register at the link below. This clinic will take place in our Community Hub on the second floor, known as Basecamp.

Questions? Please contact us at 416-340-2667

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