1, Olympia, WA
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.