Two-week trip in Canada, summer 2013
Two-week hiking trip to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Canada July 25 - August 7, 2013! A few spaces still left! Call or e-mail us for more information (see schedule for more details).
Hiking Trip Rating Scale
Silver Striders Guide Service offers a variety of hiking trips that vary in the level of difficulty. Trips are classified in order of difficulty by two criteria: distance and elevation gain. The classification system makes it easier to find a trip suitable for your fitness and experience level. Harsh weather can add an extra level of difficulty. If you are not sure of your capabilities, it is best to choose a trip that is easier than you think you can do.
Easy Between 2 & 4 miles; less than 150 feet elevation gain; slow pace. Good beginning hikes for people who:
Want to socialize
Are not in good physical condition
Have little or no experience hiking
Are older and find longer, more challenging trails too difficult now
Are interested in receiving a lot of naturalist information
Intermediate Between 4 & 7 miles; less than 500 feet elevation gain; moderate pace. Good intermediate hikes for people who:
Want to socialize
Want to listen to some naturalist information
Have some experience hiking
Are in moderately good physical condition
Advanced Between 7 & 10 miles; between 500 and 1,000 feet elevation gain, moderately fast pace. Good hikes for people who:
Want to walk moderately fast.
Are able to hike with few breaks
Naturalist information is less important
Want to get in a solid day of exercise
Are in good physical condition
Have significant experience hiking
If you are looking for a more rigorous outdoor experience, check out Cascades Mountaineers — a Central Oregon Mountaineering Club.