Join us at REI Short Pump as Brian leads this class intended for those that are intrigued by the idea of backpacking but aren't quite sure they're ready to take the plunge. We'll discuss an overview of several aspects of backpacking such as equipment, trip planning, as well as tips and tricks for beginners. We'll also share experiences, photos, and answer any questions you may have. Brian is in his third decade of backpacking and has been leading small group overnight trips since his late teens. His favorite places to backpack are in the Mount Rogers area of Virginia as well as the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and we are delighted to have him share his knowledge! Feel free to post any questions you may have to the comments section.