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Backpacking Building Blocks

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Foothills Backpacking

Steven LeBrun   (Qualified Youth Leader)

6:30 PM

Location: Mercer Island Public Library, 4400 88th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040 (206) 236-3537

Do you love to backpack in the backcountry of the Northwest and beyond, in the company of experienced, compatible, and well-conditioned fellow trekkers?Would you enjoy helping others learn the skills and choose the right gear to be safe and successful lightweight backpackers both on the trail and in camp?A new course called Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) is being launched in 2013, to include a sequence of indoor classes and outdoor hands-on practice in May-June, followed by a series of 20 or more 2-day to 4-day backpacks of progressively increasing length and strenuousness between late May and October (longer trips may be offered if there is course enrollee interest.Target enrollment for the course is 35 students and individual trips will generally be open to only 8 people or less. Advance sign-up privileges for classes and trips will be offered to course enrollees, but trips and classes will be open to any qualified Mountaineer where there are open spots.The aim of the course is to nurture and bring forward a group of graduates each season who are capable and confident lightweight backpackers with a new or renewed appreciation for the special remote places and the rhythm and sense of ‘journey’ that comes with multi-day backpacking.If you are a current Mountaineers backpack leader, or an experienced backpacker who might like to become a leader, we invite you to join us and connect with other leaders and avid backpackers at this informational meeting. Attendance will give you the opportunity to learn about the course and to get your name in at the front of the list to lead one or more B3 backpack trips, thereby playing a key role in the successful founding of both the course and in creating a strengthened, ongoing and growing, fit and skilled backpacking COMMUNITY within the Mountaineers.Date: Wednesday, March 27th, 6:30 p.m.Location: Mercer Island Public Library, 4400 88th Ave SE Mercer Island, WA 98040 (206) 236-3537
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