Assess footwear, other clothing
Check for water bottles; ask people if they have 2 liters water
Circle up, do introductions around the circle
Specific Description of the Hike - huddle to review the route on the map
• Review the route
• Review the pace: slow, moderate, fast?
• How long will we be hiking?
• Describe when/where we’ll break for lunch, etc.
• Any special features (stone walls, cellar holes, caves, etc.) for which we should be on the lookout