HA-1– Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Trekking Poles

Vic Hasler, Rental Equipment Coordinator (rental@tehcc.org)

A new type of equipment for the hiking club – trekking poles.  Based on discussion held at the March Lunch & Learn, a pair of Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork Poles was purchased for $80 to allow members a chance to try them out before deciding to buy this type of equipment.  These three-section poles were selected due to the ease of adjustment within 29-55 inches using the FlickLocks feature.  Rental rate “D” ($4 weekend, $6 week-long) will be set for these poles.  If popular, then another pair of a different style may be purchased to allow comparison.

They will also be demonstrated at Ian Powell’s “Trekking Poles 101” Lunch & Learn on July 21st, so come learn how to properly use them – including those wrist loops.

July Club Meeting – Trekking Poles

Leader:  Ian Powell, ipowell@eastman.com

Never used a pair of trekking poles before?  Not exactly sure how they are supposed to be used?  Why do they have baskets on the bottom, it’s not going to snow in July?  Why are the pesky straps on the pole, should I cut them off?  Trekking poles can be intimidating and sometimes a big ticket item to purchase.  At this meeting we will go over the proper use, adjustment and maintenance of trekking poles.  We will touch on the different options that the industry includes in their pole designs.  This is your chance to try out a pair of poles and see it they are something you might be interested in.