EVENT: Hiking PreparednessPosted by Adventure 16 | 04.13.2017
Whether you are going for a day hike on one of our local trails or attempting to summit a high peak in the Sierra, this presentation is for you! According to the Outdoor Foundation, 37 million people went hiking in 2015. At the same time, hiking is the third most common cause of injuries attributable to recreational outdoor activities according to the CDC. The injuries range from simple sprains to serious falls, but preparedness makes most of these mishaps preventable.
Bring your questions and enthusiasm about pre-hike planning, equipment, trail etiquette, safety precautions, common injuries associated with hiking and their treatments.
In this interactive presentation, beginners to experienced hikers will be exposed to essential skills and the knowledge needed to make hiking the extraordinary experience we all hope for.
Tuesday, May 16: A16 Solana Beach Store
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Jose H. Gonzalez, Ed.D. - Jose started his career in outdoor education in 1989. He has spent more than 900 nights sleeping in a tent, has hiked the Sierra, more than 200 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the Sangre de Cristo Mountains of New Mexico, Caribbean volcanos and local gems like Mt. Woodson. His love for the outdoors and commitment to teaching has earned him the opportunity to teach for Outward Bound, the American Canoe Association and several universities. He possesses a doctoral degree in education with a focus on curriculum and instruction. Currently, he teaches at CSU Northridge in the Recreation and Tourism Management department and for NOLS Wilderness Medicine.