To be a mentor, you should:- Have significant experience with long-distance hiking/backpacking.- Have hiked at least 2/3's of the PCT or have expertise in an area of interest (see below).- Be willing to communicate with hikers via a private Facebook group (connecting by phone, email, etc. is optional).- Be at least 18 yrs old.
Most mentoring occurs from Mid-December through April. As a mentor, you're expected to answer hikers' questions as they plan their hikes. Communication happens on our private Facebook group. Some mentors choose to extend that to other modes of communication to provide better one-on-one support. We've identified several topics that we would like to address specifically during the mentoring process. We plan to assign topics to mentors who will lead that discussion for a week or so. You'll see a question about this in the application; please let us know if you feel you can be of special help in any of these topics.
Mentoring is a great way to give back to the hiking community and to help new hikers learn about LNT, trail etiquette, etc. We offer our mentors discounts on our gear upon satisfactory participation in the program, but there is otherwise no compensation - being a part of our hikers' journeys is the reward!
If you're interested in mentoring for us, please fill out and submit the application below.
Find more info on the program itself at: www.mYAMAdventure.com