May 11, 2019 - 9:00am to May 12, 2019 - 9:00am

Events In & Around DeSoto State Park: 

Women’s Guided Backpacking Trip for Beginners
In DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama
Have you ever wanted to get into backpacking, but you were not sure where to start? If so, this trip has everything you need to get started-learn all you need to know so that you can head out on your own outdoor adventure! A Spring backpacking class just for women, and a great class for beginners/intermediate.
This class will center around teaching participants the basic skills need to backpack. This includes pitching and striking camp, fire craft, water processing, proper camping etiquettes, food & bear safety, and map reading basics. There are different sleeping options to try: tent, hammock, or shelter. Instructor will also demonstrate making your own backpacking food and cooking on the camp fire.
Hiking is moderate, about 4 ½ miles round trip. Sign up for this fun trip soon!

Date: May 11th-12th 2019 (1-night trip)
Time: check in 9 AM on 11th; check out the morning of May 12th
Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Nature Center, next to the Country Store on County Road 89.
Cost: $85.00 per person– includes all food & supplies.
Mother’s day weekend special $120 for mom and daughter
Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited. Have questions? Call 209-559-0040 or Email Robert Wilson (Seven Pines Survival) for more details: