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The Essentials of Backpacking, May 16, 2017

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    1, Olympia, WA (map)

    47.059170 -122.748512

  • The Essentials of Backpacking - A Back Packing course

    LEARNING in-depth information and hands-on exercises in backpack including: building navigation skills; measuring and improving physical conditioning; avoiding and handling emergencies; food option; clothing and equipment for the long-haul (old school/cheap, classic, high-tech, and ultra-light); maintenance and repair of equipment, Leave No Trace, animal protection, find the great places to go and how to obtain permits; electronic gear options.

    Prerequisites: Wilderness Skills or pass Equivalency (Exam). Students may register for the Backpacking course at any time. However, the Wilderness Skills course's two all-day Saturday workshops must be completed before the Backpacking course begins.

    Eligibility: open to public

    Dates: Tue, May 16, Sat, May 20, 2017

    Cost: $60 for Mountaineer Club members, $90 for Meet-up members and Guests.

    More information and Pre-registration on-line TBA. 

    Come to our Open House on Thursday, Jan 5 for more info.

    Class Leader Jim French.

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  • Gayle M

    I am awaiting the post for the Spring Wilderness Skills class to be I would like to register for this class as well.


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  • Jim F.
    Event Host

    I enjoy the Freedom of the Hills and being in teh high country with others of a like spirit.

  • Bob K.
    Event Host

    We are the South Sound connection to The Mountaineers, a Northwest tradition over one hundred years.

  • Regina

    I am an outdoor enthusiast who loves adventures. I am a passionate about conservation and... more

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