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
At the Certified Hike Leader course you will be given information on how to plan your hike, how to avoid possible risks associated with hiking and handling different hiking situations as well as techniques along the trail and what a hike leader should carry in his/her backpack.
Hike Leader training will be offered on Sunday, November 11, 2018 at the Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, The International Centre, near Mono Mills.
To hold a place in this training session, please mail a cheque made out to “The Caledon Bruce Trail Club” for $50 to Marilyn Ross, 6 Lombardy Cr, Brampton L6S 4L8. Please include your email address when you send the cheque so that we can send you information for registering for this course with Hike Ontario. For all those who complete the course, you will be reimbursed your $50.
Contact Caledon’s Hike Coordinator Marilyn at email@example.com for more information.
Hike Leader Forms