In plain English, our INCH hikes are pretty tough. Many people who have
hiked with other organizations say that our hikes are considerably more
demanding. We hike at a fast pace and don't take many breaks to stop
and smell the roses. If you are joining us for the first time, it is
highly recommended that you start out with a Level 1 or Level 2 hike.
Many newcomers have just showed up to a hike unprepared and paid the
price (we've had to have people airlifted out). If the hikes listed above
are posted as Level 3 or higher, you really need to be an experienced
long-distance hiker in order to attempt it.