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Beginning Backpack Class

  • 04/23/2014
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Columbus, Ohio
  • 20


Beginning Backpack Class

Mondays and Wednesdays unless otherwise noted 7-9pm

April 7, 10, 14, 16, 21  Wednesday, April 23, classroom sessions,

Sat. April 19th hike, Sat.  & Sun. April  26th &  27th  backpack trip

A continuation of the class that started April 7th.   Learn all the essentials you’ll need to begin the sport of backpacking.  Classroom topics include pre-trip planning, boot selection, food selection, basic wilderness first-aid, what to wear, what to pack, gear selection, and “leave no trace” ethics.  Also includes day hike with packs (4/19) and an overnight backpacking trip (4/26 & 27).

Cost:  COP Members - $125, Non-members - $165 (Includes COP membership). Go to the April 7 Class Listing to Register online or register by mail using this form.

Fees cover course costs and instruction but does not include the trip food, transportation, or personal equipment rental. Some rental packs, tents, and cooksets will be available at additional cost.

Refunds must be requested prior to March 31st. A $10 processing fee will be withheld from all refunds.

Note: Backpacking can be a strenuous activity and requires good general health. Pack weights can vary considerably and are
based on personal preference and tolerance. Understand that you might carry at least 25 lbs. for a distance of 5 miles each day

for the weekend outing. We encourage you to start carrying some weight in a daypack and hike around your neighborhood.

Classroom sessions held at the COP Office, 1525 Bethel Road,
Suite 100, Columbus Ohio 43220, Mondays and Wednesdays unless otherwise noted, 7-9pm, April 7, Thursday April 10, April 14, 16, 21, 23   map

A day hike with packs at Clear Creek Metro Park April 19th., and an overnight backpacking trip 4/26 &27th.

Ann Gerckens  AnnGerckens@gmail.com  614/282-2781

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