Spring Hike Leader & Shepherd Training

Spring Hike Leader & Shepherd Training
2018 Spring Hike Leader & Shepherd Training (photo: Mike Drewry)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Easy/Moderate: Up to 3 miles | elevation depends on location (TBD)

Learn all about Friends hike program and how to better lead or shepherd Gorge hikes. A short morning training “hike” will cover trail scenarios and how to deal with more common issues that may come up on hikes. The afternoon will be a classroom session and Q&A. The final details will be sent out in a reminder email the week before the date.

This training is designed for both new and experienced hike leaders and shepherds. 

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

  • Your day pack loaded with any gear you normally carry: like your first aid supplies, rain gear and layers, extra emergency supplies, etc. (View the recommended 10+ Essentials to prepare)
  • Your own lunch, water bottle, and mug for hot drinks (Friends will provide snacks and tea/coffee)
  • 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). 


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