Hiking the AMC's 50 Best Day Hikes in CT
Free for REI Members
Free for non-members
- Group size 30 people
- Instructor REI Specialist
This in-store event is designed to give hikers of various abilities and experience a taste of the "AMC's Best Day Hikes in CT", including pictures, gear recommendations, clothing, and more. Hear descriptions of the primary trail systems found in Connecticut as described in the book, as well as organizations that provide maintenance and upkeep of our state's trail systems. See pictures from REI staff hikes taken since undertaking the goal of "hiking the book," and learn how common household items can transform a trek pole into a selfie stick. Learn the steps needed to track each hike using a GPS watch or a handheld GPS, as well as reviewing how these compare to the maps and descriptions from AMC's guidebook. Demonstrations will be offered of how tracked hikes appear once you upload them into online software and of downloading 3rd party trail maps like REI's the Hiking Project, to use on your GPS device (whether handheld or wrist-based). Although it is NOT necessary to purchase AMC's book to learn about hiking in Connecticut, for those who are interested in "hiking this book," we recommend purchasing it in advance of this event.