Hiking Essentials with the Mountaineers at the Brinnon Community Center

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Join Mountaineer Dixie Havlak as she helps you prepare for your next hiking adventure! Learn how to pack a daypack with the 10 essentials appropriate to your journey, review gear and clothing to bring, and discuss ways to choose the best hike for your group, skill level, and interest. Dixie will also outline Leave No Trace ethics to help preserve the forest we love. Registration Required.

Dixie Havlak has been a hike leader, instructor, and family activities coordinator with the Mountaineers for over 20 years. As a professional dietitian, she helps outdoors people to optimize their experiences with good nutrition, but also with good preparation, appropriate gear, and good planning. As a 10-year retiree and more recent grandparent, she appreciates the pleasure and benefits of getting outdoors with other adults but also as a mentor for kids. As a native of western Washington, she thinks there is no better place to share than the woods and waters of the Pacific Northwest.