When: Thu., March 15 2018
Starting March 30 and concluding Memorial Day weekend, this course is designed for entry level backpackers. Experienced volunteer instructors teach comprehensive skills and provide hands-on interactive activities that allow students to become capable and confident backpackers. The course consists of eight indoor sessions in the Spokane Valley as well as additional outdoor sessions (map and compass, one overnight, and the graduation backpack over Memorial Day weekend). Topics covered include equipment, weather, first aid, trip planning, food, outdoor etiquette and navigation. Must be a current member of the Spokane Mountaineers. Registration deadline March 15 (limited to 50 participants).