Hiking Safety Tips webinar

The Crescenta Valley Group of the Sierra Club joins the Verdugo Hills Group to present “Preventing Tragedy: Hiking Safety Tips That Every Hiker Should Know Before Setting Out in Our Local Mountains.” In light of the recent tragedy of a 37-year old local hiker, our presentation will focus on the issues that can and do arise in higher elevation zones – even on a clear day like it was on March 7, 2021 when tragedy struck.

Our speakers will include members of Montrose Search and Rescue, who participated in the fateful search that week, as well as leaders of the Sierra Club’s Wilderness Training Course (WTC), which provides hands-on instruction on hiking in both snowy conditions and extreme heat, both of which we find in Southern California. We will also hear a WTC Leader’s thoughts on solo hiking: Is it ever safe to hike alone? If you do hike alone, what equipment is absolutely necessary to have with you?

Each year, a certain percentage of hikers require rescue from our Angeles National Forest and adjacent areas due to injuries, lack of preparation, extreme weather conditions or as a result of getting lost. With the insight shared at our April 13th presentation, we hope to better equip those who love the outdoors so that they know the risks involved, can choose the correct hikes for their level of experience, and enjoy hiking in the Great Outdoors. If, however, they do run into trouble, they will be better equipped with what they need to survive until help arrives.

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