Dam Good Trips - Hiking Experience Self Evaluator
This questionnaire gives us a sense of your hiking experience and will help us design your unique experience.
Each member of your group should complete this form. It will help us understand the experience level of your group as a whole.
Will you have access to a car?
Maybe, if it gives us more options, we will consider it
How much hiking do you do throughout the year?
I never go hiking.
I walk often on flat ground.
I go out hiking once in a while but never for more than a few hours.
I am an avid hiker but most of my experience is with day trips.
I am an avid hiker and have done several overnight trips.
For this specific trip, how much hiking would you like to do each day?
Hike 3 hours or less (cover <10 kms)
Hike 3-4 hours (cover 9-12 kms)
Hike 5-6 hours (cover 12-18 kms)
Hike 6+ hours (cover 20-25 kms)
Hiking time will vary considerably due to weight carried, distance, terrain, elevation gain and loss, weather, etc. Just give us a rough idea how long you want to be on the trail.
How hard do you want to go?
I would like a flat but scenic walk.
I want a trail in good condition with moderate elevate gain.
I want to go hard. I want a difficult and sustained hike and cover lots of distance.
I don't mind scrambling and route finding.
Check all that apply
How much camping do you do?
I don't enjoy camping.
I go car camping every now and then.
I have been wilderness camping a couple of times and enjoy it.
I go wilderness camping all the time and love it.
I am familiar with the principles of wilderness “leave no trace” camping.
I own most of my own gear (tent, sleeping bag/mat, cooking gear).
Check all that apply
Tell us about your trail navigation experience level.
I know how to obtain and interpret a weather report and make good decisions about when and when not to travel.
I can read a topographical map and interpret its symbols, contour lines, orientation and scale.
I know how to use a compass by itself.
I know how to take a compass reading and orient the reading with my map.
I can use a map and compass together to determine a direction of travel.
Will you want help creating a menu?
No, I enjoy that aspect and will do it myself.
A little bit, I might want some input as I build the menu.
Yes, I would like DGT to build a complete menu for the trip.
Yes, I would like a complete menu built, and I would also like DGT to buy and pack the food for the trip.
What level of First Aid training do you have?
Emergency First Aid (8hrs)
Standard First Aid (16hrs)
Advanced Wilderness First Aid (40hrs)
Wilderness First Responder (80hrs)