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Beginning Backpacking Series - Weeknight Classes and Weekend Beginner Trips

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Overflow Session 6 in a 10-week series for those new to backpacking or interested in learning. Full details about the series can be found here:

This weeks topic(s):

Packs-On Practice Hike – meet and go hike

Review with individual packs:
Packing and weight distribution
Lifting and putting on packs
Fitting and adjusting packs on the trail

Trail Etiquette

For this practice hike, plan to bring your loaded pack, comfortable hiking shoes (we wont' be doing anything rugged, yet!), water, a snack perhaps, headlamp, and weather appropriate clothing. Please meet and be ready to hike at 6:30 at the Rock Creek Trailhead (located at approximately 1499 Hwy 462 NW, Corydon, IN 47112) of the Adventure Hiking Trail in Harrison Crawford State Forest. GPS coordinates are 38.226147, -86.249491. Directions will be emailed. If you are directionally challenged (since we haven't covered navigation yet), and want to follow or ride share, meet at Green Earth Outdoors by 6 pm.


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