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Sun, Jan 12


Peoples State Forest

Winter Wander: Guided Hike & Seminar

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate Elevation Gain: 436 ft Time Duration: 3 hours 15 mins

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Winter Wander: Guided Hike & Seminar
Winter Wander: Guided Hike & Seminar

Time & Location

Jan 12, 2020, 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Peoples State Forest, Peoples State Forest, Barkhamsted, CT 06063, USA

About The Event

Join Reach Your Summit and FALPS (Friends of American Legion & Peoples State Forest) for a fun seminar discussing winter gear and tips at Squire Tavern following a 3 mile guided hike through People's State Forest. Mat Jobin, owner and guide for Reach Your Summit, will provide a brief presentation after leading the hike and answer all your "what should I bring if...." questions. Hot drinks and refreshments will be provided.

Proper hiking clothing (no cotton) and footwear (consider waterproof/breathable hiking boots, hiking shoes or trail runners) are important for a safe and enjoyable experience. Traction devices like Microspikes, Hillsound Trail Crampons or Yaktrax will be necessary for this trip if there is a significant amount of ice or some snow on the ground. Gloves and hats will be required for this time of year. You will want to bring a personal daypack, waist pack or jacket with pockets to carry these items during our hike. If you would like to carry The Ten Essentials with you, you can find the list of items at the end of this itinerary. These items are not all mandatory per individual, but it wouldn’t hurt to carry them. The Ten Essentials should be a part of any adventure you go on, whether a simple day hike in the state, kayaking on a lake or backpacking on Connecticut’s beautiful long distance hiking trails and beyond. Your guide will have these items on them at all times. If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Mat at

The Ten Essentials

1. Map & Compass

2. Extra Insulation

3. Lighting (Headlamp or flashlight)

4. First-aid Kit

5. Knife or Multi-tool

6. Sun Protection (Sunblock & Sunglasses)

7. Extra Food

8. Extra Water

9. Firestarter (Matches, lighter)

10. Emergency Shelter (Emergency Space Blanket)

This event is open to all and will be taking place at Squire Tavern located in Peoples State Forest, and is sponsored by Reach Your Summit & FALPS.

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