Why I Lead Hikes
By Joan Richard
Mostly it’s for the days when I look out my window and think, I don’t want to go out in that weather. But since I’m the leader, I have to go. In fact, most days turn out better and better as the day goes on. Most days! And always people show up, eager and happy to be hiking in a group. I’ve had large groups of 90 plus in our anniversary year, but the norm is between 10 and 30.
More hike leaders are needed. The greater the variety of hikes, the more choice people will have. You do not have to lead hikes in someone else’s style. Be yourself. If you’ve been hiking with the club for awhile, stretch yourself. Design a couple of hikes you would enjoy taking and ask our hike coordinator to publish them. You’ll be pleasantly surprised by the happy group of people who turn up. Even sometimes a bit of fauna! (See the donkey escapee returned by members of our group to its home on Puckering Lane.)
Hike Leader Course
Are you interested in leading hikes in for the Caledon Hills BT Club? Are you a hike leader who has not yet taken the course and would be interested in increasing your skills or learning about handling different hiking situations? All interested are most welcome to attend the certified course put on by Hike Ontario: the certifying body for hike leaders.
Keep an eye on our website for future course offerings!
Contact Caledon’s Hike Coordinator Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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