What’s the difference between a happy hiker and a sad hiker? Our inaugural Happy Hiker series, of course! Join us for six evening programs that include basic lessons on how to be a happy hiker, including first aid, map reading, choosing the right gear, and natural history. Based on the Hiker’s Ten Essentials and Leave No Trace principles, each evening program will also include nature knowledge nuggets and a short, easy hike to practice what we’re learning! This series, full of fun activities, mini-challenges, and the opportunity to practice new skills, will help make every hike safer and more enjoyable.
In this event, learn how to prepare for and manage hot and cold weather on the trail. Debate the use of hiking poles and learn how to use them efficiently. Practice stream crossings on a short hike and look for stream creatures while you’re at it!
Where To Meet
The Russo Barn at Climbers Run Nature Center
What to Expect
Open to all ages. Anyone under the age of 18 should be accompanied by an adult. Restroom facilities are available onsite. This event will run rain or shine, with cancellations for severe weather made at the time of the event.
What to Bring
Dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes that can get wet. Bring drinking water and a snack.
The Happy Hiker series is being held every third Thursday, running from May until October. For more information on the rest of the series and other Conservancy events, visit www.lancasterconservancy.org/events.
The Leave No Trace education throughout this series is funded in part by Lancaster Solid Waste Management Authority.