May 11, 2013 · 10:00 AM
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Place: Zaleski South Loop - Backpacking Trail
Status: Weather Permitting
Backpacking Over-Nighter (2 days, 1 night)
Distance: 10+ miles round trip... 6 (day 1) + 4 (day 2) Subject to change
Dates: May 11-12, 2013
Meet at the Groveport Giant Eagle at 10:00 am
3841 S Hamilton Rd
Groveport, OH 43125
and Carpool to the Iron Furnace
Download Map & Park Rules
This will be a relatively short overnight backpacking trip for anyone who wants to get acclimated to the backpacking experience. If you need experience for upcoming backpacking trips, if you'd like to try out your new gear, or if you just plan to join us for an adventure, this is a good trip for that.
(FYI: This is not a backpacking class. You should do research on your own ahead of time or visit a local outdoor shop if you need backpacking instruction)
COA (The Columbus Outdoor Adventurers) organizers may be planning longer backpacking trips later this summer, so if are planning on joining us for one of those trips, but you don't have much backpacking experience, you should probably join us for a shorter overnight trip like this one.
Time: Leave Columbus at 10:00am on Saturday
Return: Sunday Afternoon/Evening
To go backpacking you need to have a backpack that will carry your tent, your food, your water, your clothes, your sleeping bag, & any other gear that you might need. These items could weigh anywhere from 25-50 lbs depending on how you pack. everything that you need to survive for these 24 hours in the woods you will need to bring with you to the trip and carry 10 miles in your backpack. If you don't have access to most or all of these items, you should probably not attend. If you aren't sure how backpacking works, you should attend a backpacking clinic before you attempt a backpacking trip. We want to make sure that everyone is safe and prepared for this trip before we leave.