Hiking for Beginners CANCELED

CRN: 
20024
Course Dates: 
Mar. 23, 30, Apr. 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 2015
Times: 
2-5 p.m.
Instructor(s): 
Lori Postal
Course Catalogs: 
2015 Spring

We will hike seven out of eight weeks and within a thirty-minute drive from UNC Asheville.  We will start with an easy hike of two-three miles and gradually increase to moderate hikes of about four miles.  We will also discuss what to take and wear, injury prevention, plant and animal awareness, where to hike, maps, and other resources.  You must be able to comfortably walk at least two miles in less than an hour on uneven terrain before classes begin.

Lori Postal (loripostal@gmail.com) worked in healthcare administration for the past thirty years and took up hiking when she moved to Asheville in 2013.  She is a member of the Carolina Mountain Club and various other hiking groups.  Lee Orowitz (leeorowitz@gmail.com) is a retired podiatrist who fell in love with the mountains when relocating to Asheville over four years ago.  He leads two hiking groups and is a member of the Carolina Mountain Club.  He tries to hike two to three times a week.