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Sat, Mar 18



Day Hiking Basics Workshop

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 200 ft Duration: 2 hours

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Day Hiking Basics Workshop
Day Hiking Basics Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Suffield, 2075 Mountain Rd, West Suffield, CT 06093, USA

About The Event

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day weekend and join Reach Your Summit, Suffield Parks and Recreation Department, and The Trees for Suffield Initative for a one of a kind fun, interactive workshop going over all you need to know about day hiking basics in the Nutmeg state. This workshop will go over important trip planning information, Leave No Trace Principles and concepts of hiking for improved fitness and well-being. Each participant will also receive and updated map of Sunrise Park.. Hear stories, learn tips and enjoy a show-n-tell of essential gear that can help make your day hiking experiences better with, Reach Your Summit guide and owner, Mat Jobin's first-hand experience from guiding groups for over 14 years and tackling solo pursuits and thru hikes. Following the workshop, there will be a short guided hike in beautiful Sunrise Park for all levels and abilities. Participants will also have the opportunity to identify various Trees at Sunrise Park with a representative from the Trees for Suffield Initative.  (There will be a beginner hike for the younger children, families and those who wish to go on a shorter hike then a more advanced hike for all those who wish for a longer hike)  Please be sure to bring a water bottle, wear proper hiking footwear and dress in layers.  This is the perfect program to learn more about hiking and gear and to enjoy our beautiful Sunrise Park and Trees while also celebrating St. Patrick’s Day weekend with the whole family!

Instructors:      Mat Jobin- owner of Reach Your,  Donna Carney-Bastrzycki-Suffield Parks and Recreation, volunteer Stephan Bastrzycki

Dates:               March 18

Day:                  Saturday

Time:                1:00-3:00 p.m. Location:          Sunrise Park Upper Pavilion

Ages:               The workshop is for all ages.  The hikes are recommended for adults and families with children.

Fee:                 $5.00  (small snacks will be served!)

Registration closes on Wednesday, March 15 and/or earlier if enrollment reaches maximum capacity.  Limited enrollment.

The program will be held rain or shine and only Thunderstorms would cancel the program.  If the program would need to be canceled due to weather, all participants that registered will be contacted.

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