Annual Hike Leader & Shepherd Training


Saturday, March 7, 2020

8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Learn all about Friends hike program, volunteering, and how to better lead or shepherd Gorge hikes. NOTE: the start time changed to 8:30am

This training is designed for both new and experienced hike leaders and shepherds. Hike program volunteers must attend a training at least every three years.

On the day-of, please come prepared with the following:

  • Your day pack loaded with any gear you normally carry: first aid supplies, rain gear and extra layers, extra emergency supplies, etc. View our Recommended 10+ Essentials.
  • Your own plate, bowl, silverware, mug and water bottle. Friends will provide lunch and coffee/tea.
  • Notebook and pen for taking notes in the classroom section.
  • Understanding of Friends' Hike Leader & Shepherd Manual.*

*All leaders and shepherds must have submitted a signed waiver before their outings (either printed and signed, or submit an electronic signature by following the link on the last page of the document).