Join us for a medium paced hike (3 to 3.5 miles per hour) at Eisenhower Park. If you’re planning on participating in any of the upcoming backpacking trips now’s a good time to break out the pack and take it out for a practice hike. We’ll hike about 3 miles stopping at the Hillview tower along the way. Be prepared to keep up with the group.
After the hike we’ll meet at one of the pavilions to talk about our upcoming backpacking trips and backpacking equipment- packs, tents, sleeping bags, clothes, stoves, cookware, and the 10 essentials.
As always, wear hiking shoes/boots with good support and bring plenty of water to meet your needs. Dress appropriately for the weather.
Meet near the restrooms at 8:45 am, we leave promptly at 9:00 am. Hike should take about an hour and Backpacking 101 will take a couple of hours. Should be done between noon and 1:00.
Upcoming backpacking trips and training hikes:
8 Mar Friedrich Wilderness Park and Backpacking 101
22-23 Mar Pedernales Falls Intro to Backpacking
29 Mar Government Canyon Training Hike
13 Apr Government Canyon Training Hike
19-20 Apr Enchanted Rock Backpacking
26 Apr Hill Country State Natural Area Training Hike
3-4 May Lost Maples Backpacking
11 May Government Canyon Training Hike
18-24 May Grand Canyon- Havasu Falls Backpacking, South Rim, Las Vegas