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FAQ for the Hiking Ministry

1. What level of fitness do you need to be to hike?
  • Hikes are for every level of fitness. Make sure to pay attention to what difficulty. Moderate is a good start for all levels of fitness.
2. What should you bring?
  • Moisture Wick Clothing ie: shirt, shorts, socks, underwear etc.
  • Hiking Shoes; ankle support, breathing, "get dirty."
  • Hat or Sunglasses
  • H20 or electrolyte drinks
  • Energy bars/gu/energy gel/blocks or snacks.
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Camera - Although there will always be one there.
3. What kind of shape do I need to be in?
  • Varies with the trip.
  • Send an email if you are concerned.
4. Do I need experience?
  • Not required! Start with an easy or moderate trip, if you can walk you can handle the easy trips.
  • See the difficulty levels associated with each hike.
5. Can I bring my kids/dogs?
  • Check on the stats of the trip!
6. Can I bring "non-christian" friends?
  • Absolutely encouraged. Mutual respect of all beliefs is required :)
7. Where can I get hiking gear?
  • REI, Adventure 16 are the best and have knowledgeable sales people. Sports Chalet, Sports Authority, Target, Big 5 are also possibilities. 
8. Where do you go?
  • All over San Diego county for local trips. All over southern California for longer trips.
9. Can I provide hiking location suggestions??I sure hope so!! The more suggestions the BETTER!
On the hiking schedule there will be a note if there is a carpool available. If there is we meet at:
Office Depot Parking Lot 8740 Rio San Diego Dr. San Diego, CA 92108-5532