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Introduction to Backpacking for Women
June 11, 2016 @ 9:00 am - June 12, 2016 @ 5:00 pm$100
Want to backpack but don’t know where to start? Don’t want to go alone? Just want to learn more?
This overnight course will provide a solid foundation: gear, efficiently loading a pack, map reading, route selection, outdoor cooking and Leave No Trace practices, while having a great time and enjoying the company of adventurous women. Saturday we will meet at the GMC to go over gear and our itinerary, then we will hike up to 5 miles to our first night’s camp.
On Sunday we will pack up and hike up to 10 miles out to the car so participants can get a feel of what it’s like to have a pack on for a full day.
Instructors will provide a suggested gear list two weeks in advance (along with suggested lunch and snacks upon request). Using your gear is best, but GMC may be able to lend things you don’t have. Pack your own snacks and lunches. Group dinner will be provided Saturday night, as well as group breakfast Sunday morning. Transportation to and from trailhead will be provided.
Instructors: GMC backcountry caretakers Caitlin Miller, Emily Benning. Limit: 8. Minimum: 4. Fee: $100, student rate $70. Register at least two weeks in advance.
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