Backpacking Skills Mini Clinic - Priest Point Park


Backpacking Skills Mini Clinic - Priest Point Park

Kids and their adults who want to go backpacking this summer can learn the tricks of the backcountry at this 3 hour outdoor workshop. This is also appropriate for adults interested in leading family backpacks. Participants will travel from station to station learning various aspects of backpacking and backcountry camping in this Covid safe activity.

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 activity.
  • Easy/Moderate
  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)

Meet at the eastern Forest in Priest Point Park.  After the Rose Garden, drive east along the loop drive and find a parking place in one of the several turn offs.

2-5pm on Sunday, June 6

Come dressed for the outdoors, and whatever the weather will be.  We will be setting up tents, pumping water, sampling foods, fitting and packing backpacks, and "flushing" backcountry toilets, so come prepared.

We will have a snack at the food booth as we learn about backcountry foods and meal planning and gear.


Priest Point Park

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Bring your own water bottle and spare clothing/rain gear.  Wear closed toed shoes for walking in the forest.

If you have your own backpacks and other gear that you want to discuss with leaders or show to other participants, please bring it for sharing.

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