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June 17, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - June 19, 2022 @ 2:00 pm$150
Join the Tahoe Rim Trail Association for Backpacking101, where you will learn tips and tricks to enjoy a night out in the true backcountry. We welcome new and seasoned backcountry enthusiasts eager to upgrade their wilderness experience by learning how to backpack or adding to your existing skills.
Students can expect an afternoon in the classroom, followed by a weekend overnight in the field the next day for hands-on practice and to make genuine backcountry friends.
The classroom portion will provide concepts in trip planning, Leave No Trace principles and bear safety, critical gear needs and how to pack, and how to thrive in outdoor environments while mitigating risk to yourself and others. The field portion of this course is not an endurance test but will consist of a 5-mile hike into a training area where students will receive hands-on instruction in making a successful camp, water treatment, cooking, travel, how to use gear, and how to do all of this while protecting the environment. Our goal is for students to walk away from the course with new and additional skills, knowledge, and confidence to enjoy a backcountry adventure solo or with family and friends.
Cost: $130 for TRTA Members, $150 for TRTA Non-Members
Course registration is required.
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 298-4491.
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