Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Seminar- Foothills (B3 Students and Qualifying Leaders Only) - 2015

Backpacking Course

Lightweight Hiking and Backpacking Seminar

APRIL 1, 2015 AT 6:30PM at the ISSAQUAH TOWN HALL EAGLE ROOM, 130 East Sunset Way, Issaquah, WA. TWO DUPLICATE SESSIONS ON TWO DIFFERENT DATES - PLEASE REGISTER FOR JUST ONE.

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COVID-19: Learn about our most up-to-date guidance for participants and leaders on our COVID-19 Response page. All participants and leaders must agree to the COVID-19 Code of Conduct before participating in this Mountaineers course.

Registration for this class is open to currently enrolled Backpacking Building Blocks students and qualifying hike or backpack leaders only - leaders or those in the process of qualifying as a leader can contact the course leader or Cheryl Talbert at cascadehiker@earthlink.net to find out if you can qualify.

Wonder how lightening your load can make hiking, backpacking, and climbing life easier? Maybe you’re carrying equipment for you and the kids, perhaps you’re trying to save your knees, or you just like the idea of traveling faster and further? What is “lightweight”?...Does lightweight mean skimping on the ten essentials?…Does it cost a lot to go lightweight?…what’s the latest in lightweight and lightweight gear? This course teaches the principles, strategies and product knowledge of lightweight backpacking and climbing to fit your personal goals, style, needs and trip conditions rather than taking the one-gear-fits-all approach. We provide extensive coverage and demonstrations of the latest clothing, gear and food to help you design your own individual system. We also look at innovative products from home-based gear designers as well as resources for making your own gear. Learn how to carve 10%-50% from your pack weight in this class in an affordable and safe fashion.

Course Requirements

This course has no scheduled activities.

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