OLÉ! Hikes & Trips

OLÉ! Hikes and Trips are excursions that are on single dates (e.g., a day hike at Hatcher Pass, a oneday roundtrip to Seward by train), or for a single series of dates (e.g., a week-long trip to London; a two-day trip to Sitka). Hikes and Trips are distinct from OLÉ! Courses, some of which may have a field trip component (e.g., a course on Alaska glaciers) or are located outside of Anchorage ( e.g., Yukon Island summer courses).

Hike Characteristics

A one time event

  • Contains an educational component, i.e., is guided or instructional (e.g., photography lesson)
  • Open to OLÉ! members only
  • Advertised in the spring newsletter when possible and by OLÉ! website announcement anytime
  • Requires registration through the OLÉ! Website or with the OLÉ! Administrative Assistant
  • Approximate hike length will be specified in the hike description
  • Has a rating of physical activity:
    • Easy – Level ground, paved or gravel, a few stair
    • Moderate – Uneven ground, gentle slopes up and down, many stairs
    • Strenuous – Uneven ground, steep slopes, possibly slippery conditions, jump moderate distances, climb extensive stairs
    • Challenging – Strenuous plus stream crossing and/or climbing with hands and feet/or along precipices.

Trip Characteristics

  • A single day or multi-day excursion outside of Anchorage
  • For multi-day trips, the data system will specify only the dates; time information will be conveyed separately (e.g., in the description)
  • Contains an educational component, i.e., is guided or instructional (e.g., photography lesson)
  • Open to OLÉ! Members first, then to non-OLÉ! Members if space available.
  • Advertised in the OLÉ! newsletter of the corresponding term when possible and by the OLÉ! Website or blast email
  • Requires registration through the OLÉ! Website or with the OLÉ! Admin. Assistant (nonmembers must register through the Admin. Assistant)
  • Has a rating of physical activity:
    • Easy – able to handle your own luggage, stand for up to one hour, climb a few stairs, and get on and of a motor coach, van or train
    • Moderate – Easy plus able to climb a few flights of stairs, and walk up to 2 miles on uneven surfaces
    • Active – Moderate plus be in good health, mobile, able to participate in 3-5 hours of physical activity every day, and walk 3-5 miles at a moderate pace over uneven ground
    • Challenging – Active plus be in excellent health, extremely mobile and used to an active lifestyle. Activities may require up to 6 hours of strenuous, fast-paced activity per day.

Additional information on registering and paying for Trips