November 10, 2018 - 9:00am to November 11, 2018 - 11:00am

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 fall 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 a mile one-way to backpacking campsite. Sign up for this fun trip soon!

Date: November 10-11, 2018 (1-night trip)

Time: check in 9 AM on 10th; check out the morning of October 11th

Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Nature Center, next to the Country Store on County Road 89.

Cost: $75.00 per person– includes all equipment. Participants will need to provide your food. Discounts if you have your own backpacking equipment.

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

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