Friday, April 27, 2018

Essential 10 hiking items to carry for day hiking

The following is taken from  REI day hiking checklist for the Ten Essentials

Hiking Checklist

The Ten Essentials

For safety, survival and basic comfort, bring these on every hike:

1. Navigation

•  Map (with protective case)
•  Compass

2. Sun protection

3. Insulation

•  See Clothing options, below

4. Illumination

•  Headlamp or flashlight
•  Extra batteries

5. First-aid supplies

6. Fire

Fire-starting gear:
•  A lighter or matches in a waterproof container
•  Firestarting material

7. Repair tools and kit

•  Knife or multi-tool
•  Repair supplies

8. Nutrition

9. Hydration

10. Emergency shelter

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Kicking off 2018 hiking season!

Greetings friends and hikers!

  • April 27th, at 11:30 we will host a pot-luck at the Doris Benz Center in Center Sandwich.  No RSVP is necessary.  Please bring a dish to share.  There is a sign up sheet (which is best accessed from a computer not a phone or iPad) at: Pot luck sign up sheet, click here.
  • Also, Jean Knox is collecting soup recipes to assemble an Over the Hill Hikers soup cookbook!  Please bring your recipes.
  • AND... please save the date for trail maintenance of the Bear Camp River Trail, June 2nd and 30th.  More information to follow.
  • Lastly, we are putting together our hiking schedule for the 2018 hiking season and are looking for volunteers to lead / coordinate the weeks hike.  Here is the link (again, best accessed from a computer, not a cell phone or ipad) for the B Group / Moderate hikes: B group Moderate to difficult 2018 season's hike, click here You will also be able to volunteer for the A group / Difficult hikes (POC is Dick Russell) and the Turtles group / Easy to moderate hikes (POC is Jane Harrington & Sue Speers).  Contact me via email if you need their contact info.  
Thanks!  Tracy Ripkey