Day hikes are fun, exiting, physical and learning events with a lot of socializing involved. A day hike can be a two hour hike to all day! CAM has hiked in Olympic National Park, Canyonlands of Utah and Zion National Park, Arizona, California from the desert to the local mountains, Oregon and Colorado. Waffle can arrange a day hike anywhere in the United States. Waffle's Eagle Scout training and backpacking most of his life gave him the outdoor experiences he shares with us today on day hikes. He is a recognized entomologist and herpetologist and loves to study and research many different regions.
Day hikes are a combination of the people, their personalities, the varieties of terrain, and the goals for the day. Waffle is very flexible about the hike goals. We have hiked to study the plants and animals of the area; this type of hiking requires a lot of stopping to listen and learn the facts. Hiking to reach the top for the magnificent view and get down before dark is also popular.
Day hikes can be as simple as a ½ mile hike to an all day hike to the top of an amazing canyon. It can be a real challenge to reach the top with a large elevation gain, switch back trail and dense forest or the heat of a desert sun. When groups are a combination of young children, teens, college students and those over 45 the challenge increases. Enviably the younger people with energy hike ahead of the adults with socializing in mind. However, everyone is kind and helpful towards each other as we hike along the trail; in other words the young people wait for the old folks to catch up. Christian fellowship is evident as the mixing of the age groups happens a lot, as we minister one to another.
CAM offers some specialty hikes which include: father and son, men only, families with young children, college age hikes to an easy adult night hike to a waterfall. We also love to hike in the dark, as the trail terrain allows. The stars are amazing without the interference from the city lights. CAM would love to customize a hike to suit you, your family or group.