Basic Wilderness Skills

Basic Wilderness Skills

Getting Started Hiking course. Learn gearing up essentials, topo maps & navigation, leave no trace/backcountry ethics and go on scheduled hikes with fellow course students.
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A "new hiker" course.  Learn or refresh your outdoor skills in appropriate hiking gear/equipment, backcountry navigation, managing  trail emergencies, conditioning for hikes, mountain weather, and having fun on the trail.  Wilderness skills course dates are - 2 Saturday workshops (5/13 & 6/10) , 1 stewardship fieldtrip (usually first Sat. in June, 6/3/17).

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