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Want to learn how to Camp and Backpack in the Snow?

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  • Sports Basement Bryant Street

    1590 Bryant Street, San Francisco, CA (map)

    37.767120 -122.411160

  • The Sierra Club will be offering a FREE Snowcamping Clinic as an introduction to their Snowcamping Training Series. This clinic is for anyone who is interested in experiencing the back-country during the winter. Backpackers, snow-shoers and back-country skiers will especially benefit in finding out how to access and enjoy the pristine wilderness during the snowy months of the year. By learning winter survival skills, you will be more confident to roam and explore the winter landscape when winter comes and all the crowds are gone.

    Please RSVP if you plan on attending!

    During the Snowcamping Clinic, Sierra Club Snowcamping Leaders will help you answer the following questions:

    -What skills do I need to snowcamp and backpack in the winter?
    -What summer gear will or won't work in the winter?
    -Should I use skis or snowshoes?
    -How fit do I need to be?
    -How will I stay warm during the day, but especially at night?
    -What will it be like to make camp in the snow?
    -What will it be like at night?

    There will be a free-flow Q and A session after the presentation so please bring your curiosity and questions with you so we can help you figure out if snowcamping is for you.

    After the presentation is over and you want to delve deeper and try out snowcamping with a safe, supportive and fun group, join us as a student during our Snowcamping Training Series for 2017. The Training Series includes a full day of classroom instruction and two weekend trips for you to practice and finesse your newly acquired winter survival and snowcamping skills.

    Applications are available at

    Deadline for the 2017 Snowcamping Training Series is December 17th, 2016.

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  • Marie

    Thanks, Clara. I will do that and change my RSVP.

    5 days ago

  • Marie

    Anyone driving from downtown Oakland? I hate driving in SF and the location is far from Bart. Thanks.

    6 days ago

    • Clara

      Hi Marie, if you're free on Friday, there is another clinic on Dec. 9th in Berkeley at the Sports Basement on Milvia. It's close to Ashby BART.

      6 days ago

  • Clara

    Hi Robert - Please do RSVP. I will be attending the presentation and Qand A and it'll be nice to meet you : )

    November 29

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  • Livia E.

    Hi, I've been a member of the Sierra Club on and off for years. The year 2013 will bring renewed... more

  • Ernie C.

    Love to hike, backpack and have fun. Familiar with, and have enjoyed... more

  • Marie

    Hi, I love to hike and even more so with other enthusiasts!

  • JC

    Love mother natures gifts, hope to be of some help preventing abuse of these wonders, minuscule... more

  • Bill F.

    I walk San Francisco's hills daily and often enjoy longer hikes outside the city. The Sierra... more

  • Bob S.

    Bay Area native and outdoor enthusiast. I've hiked many of our Bay Area trails and... more

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