Essential Trip Planning Skills and Tools for Backpackers

Lecture: Backpacking Building Blocks (B3) Course

Essential Trip Planning Skills and Tools for Backpackers - Mountaineers Seattle Program Center

This clinic will provide valuable information, skills and tools to help you find the best destination for your trip and develop a trip plan that will prepare you for a safe and successful adventure.

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The clinic will start promptly at 6:30PM in Goodman A at the Seattle Program Center, 7700 SAND POINT WAY NE, SEATTLE, WA 98115.  The clinic will run until 9PM.

At this clinic backpackers will learn helpful tips, get exposed to handy online and digital tools and carry away  some handy templates and skills to select a destination, get necessary information about topography, water, camps, access, seasonal trail conditions and  weather, and develop a trip plan including transportation, gear, food, water and emergency alternatives.


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