Newburyport Adult & Community Education

Hiking: The Fundamentals

Class Description

Don Walters

This introductory course is designed to introduce those interested in learning more about hiking as compared to walking, and increasing their enjoyment of the outdoors. The course will cover hiking fundamentals, clothing, gear, environment, safety and overall dos and don’ts. At the end of the course, each participant will have a greater understanding of the joy of hiking, its health benefits, and the importance of protecting the great outdoors. Don has been an avid hiker for over a decade and an Appalachian Mountain Club guide for two years.

Two, 2-hour classes: Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
October 3 and 10, 2023. Nock Middle School.
Cost: $65. Class Limit: 20.

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Hiking: The Fundamentals

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