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Backpacking 101 (Ella Baker)


Adult Enrichment / Recreation -
Adult Enrichment Spring 2024

Learn basic skills for your first backpacking trip before hitting the trail. Learn from a seasoned backpacker who is a Wilderness First Responder how to choose a trail, pack a backpack, set up a tent, use a backcountry stove and water filter, use a gear list (provided), read a map, protect food and maintain gear.

This orientation is required prior to any on-trail 1st-Time Backpacking Trip with Backpack The Trails LLC. Please note that taking this class does not commit any attendees to sign up for a trip.

May 6 Prep Hike will be optional and decided in class.

Tom Neiman

Backpacking Basics Instructor

Tom is the Southwest Community Education Specialist who served this community for over 40 years. He took his passion for recreation and incorporated into his programs. He has led biennial group and personal hiking trips to Glacier National Park, as well as Canoe Trips, Ski Trips and Bike Tours, throughs the upper Midwest for the past 40 years.

AE-45100-S24-EB Closed

  Tom Neiman


Ella Baker School : Room 222
Tue Apr 16 & Thu Apr 25
6:30 - 8:30 PM

Nerstrand Big Wood State Park
Saturday, Apr 27
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Min Age   18 yr.

Price: $ 35 00

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