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MetroParks: Backpacking Basics for Women

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Germantown MetroPark

7350 Boomershine Rd. Shimps Hollow Group Campsite · Germantown, OH

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Backpacking Basics for Women

Fee: $15

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This women's specific overnight program hits the trail for a trip into the wilds of Germantown MetroPark on the Twin Valley Trail. Spend a night out under the stars utilizing "Leave No Trace" principles and practice the techniques covered during Intro to Backpacking. Topics to be discussed and practiced: women's specific issues, Leave No Trace principles, campsite selection, backpacking shelters, water filtration, route finding and selection, physical fitness and stretching, trail etiquette, bear bags, cooking and more. We will meet at the Germantown MetroPark Nature Center Parking lot, hand out equipment, have a brief discussion, and then start hiking. Topics will be covered on the trail and in the campsite. You should eat lunch before arriving and we will prepare dinner and breakfast together in camp. Gear is available at no additional charge with reservation.

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