Happy Hiker

Learn how to plan a day hike and make a trip plan.

If you’re interested in the magic of backcountry hiking, we’re here to give you the knowledge you need to make the most out of your next nature adventure! You’ll learn everything from packing, planning and navigation to meal preparation, cooking, safety and backcountry etiquette.

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1 Your Guide

Kristen Murrell Learn more about me

I live in beautiful Nelson, BC! I like to do anything outside: backcountry skiing, rock-climbing, trail running, camping, and cycling. I’m passionate about hands-on, self-guided learning. My teaching philosophy is rooted in students feeling safe, supported, and in an environment where they can learn through doing.

I used to work as a hiking guide, taking guests to see fossils that are over 500 million years old in the Canadian Rockies!

2 Materials Needed

Writing utensil, paper, computer/laptop, working mic/webcam, printer (optional to print out trip plan/packing list after activity)

3 Learning Focus

  • Communicating
  • Collaborating
  • Creative thinking

4 Registration

You’re selecting a Realtime Single A one-time Livestreamed Activity led by a qualified Guide.

5 Best Suited For:

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My age is between 6 - 14

Yellow and blue gear

All experience levels are welcome.

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I can do this independently.

An open book

All reading levels are welcome.