SAIL to host workshop on how to pack for a day hike during the summer

day hiking

The Sitka office of Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL) will host a free workshop on how to pack for a summer day hike from 1-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, at the SAIL office, 514 Lake Street, Suite C. The class will be taught by Dave Nuetzel.

Hiking in Southeast Alaska’s wet climate can be tough on planning. Do you really need to carry a jacket, even if it’s warm right now? How much water should I bring? What else do I need, and what should I leave at home?

If you don’t plan right, you could face troubles later. Each year hikers have to be helped from the mountains around Sitka because they left a jacket home and then it started raining. Other times, people take too much gear and having to carry extra weight isn’t very fun. This workshop will give you the basics, so you have a safe and fun hike.

For more information, contact SAIL ORCA (Outdoor Recreation and Community Access) program coordinator Bridget Kratz at 747-6859 or email her at The calendar below includes hiking, orienteering, kayaking, and other SAIL events for seniors, youth, and the disabled.

• April 2015 calendar of Sitka SAIL ORCA events


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