Introduction to Hiking
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Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2022
Location: Gardner Campus
Science is concluding that hiking can benefit us in so many ways. Exercise
increases blood flow, fresh air sharpens our senses, our stress goes down and
our serotonin and dopamine levels increase. We feel calm and focused. When
we’re in the midst of the outdoor experience, we feel focused and alive! For
those who have never hiked, there can be a lot of questions and fear, this
course will dispel those fears. We’ll discuss the ten essential items you need
to have with you at all times, basic map reading and orienteering with a
compass. We’ll go over which wilderness experience may be best suited for you,
backpacking basics, equipment recommendations and overall safety measures to ensure
a successful outdoor adventure.