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Hikes Committee Member

Submitted by Jane Daniels on Thu, 05/24/2018 - 23:42
General Description: 

Share your knowledge of hiking trails in the metro area by joining others to determine the hikes offered. Working with others on the committee, you will set a schedule, find hike leaders, and write hike descriptions. These descriptions will be used in the Trail Conference’s Trail Walker and ATC’s AT Journeys, and posted on the A.T. Vista website. At the conference, you will help at the Hikes Desk and the Hikes Departure Area. A report is available to see how the Hikes program operated at the 2007 conference 


Assist Hikes Committee Chair with defining the hiking program. At least one of the members should be a digital mapping expert.

  • Knowledge of places to hike in the metro NY-NJ area
  • Proven track record of organizing hikes
  • Highly needed, at least one of members, digital mapping expert
Specific Tasks: 
  • While running the Conference
    • Be a member of the Hikes Committee
    • Track own hours
  • Planning the Conference

    • Read report from the 2007 conference
    • Help decide what hikes will be offered (look at what was done at Ramapo ‘07)
      • Decide if maps will be provided
      • Use scheduling conventions from previous conferences
    • Work with Hikes Chair to assemble budget
    • Find hike leaders and interact with them ahead of conference
    • Assemble packets for leaders (list of participants, driving directions, first aid kits)
    • Track own hours
  • At the Conference
    • Be part of the hike departure area
    • Help at the HIkes Desk about do-it-yourself hikes
  • Meet and work alongside people who share your passion for the outdoors
  • Work with knowledgeable hikers from outside your region
  • Learn how to enter content on the AT Vista website
  • Be able to say you worked on a multi-day conference
Coordinates with: 
  • Hikes Committee Chair
Time Line: 
  • Fall and winter of year before conference - determine what hikes to offer
  • Write brief hike descriptions
  • Assemble packets for hike leaders including first aid kits 
  • Summer of year before conference - Finalize schedule