I own 3 mountain bikes and a cycle cross bike. What are you trying to find out about the hybrids? They are basically a road bike with a mountain bike set up. They don't do anything very well, but go down paved roads in comfort. They are not fast or dirt worthy, but if all you are doing is cruising paved trails and the occassional dirt road they work good.
If you want to hunt off of it, there are some suggestions i would give you.
Let me start by telling you the story of two Johns.
John number one went on a day hike with a couple of friends in the Cascade Mountains about an hour from Seattle. He somehow got separated from his buddies and became lost. John was dressed in casual cloths for a warm weather day hike and had nothing but a lunch with him. He spent three days in those mountains and luckily made it out to tell the story.
John number two, a friend of John number one, was much better prepared when...