Backpacking

Backpacking




Beginner Backpacking Weekend (Easy-Mod/Leisurely): Harriman State Park

Saturday, April 8 – Sunday, April 9, 2017 (Possible rain date: May 6-7)

We will meet around 9am on Saturday at a place to be determined. We will hike approximately 2 miles to the shelter, set up camp, and day hike in the area with empty packs. Depending on the number of participants, we may offer two options – an easy hike and a moderate hike. On Sunday, we will relax in the early morning, do another short day hike in the area, then have lunch, break camp and hike back to the cars. We suggest that beginners do not buy equipment. Let us know immediately what you need and we should be able to outfit you on a first-come/first-served basis.

LOCATION: TBD in Harriman State Park

FEE: $40 (members $30)
DATES: Saturday, April 8 – Sunday 9, 2017 (Possible rain date: May 6-7)
TRIP LEADERS: Jen, Jackie and Mary-Ann

PLEASE NOTE: As stated above, we suggest you DO NOT buy equipment, especially if it is your first backpack, with the exception of a sleeping bag if you want your own. We have gear to lend on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do decide to buy, please check with the leaders before you buy. We’ll be able to give you some do and don’t suggestions. We will go over various gear choices, pros and cons, etc. during the Beginner Weekend.

More details will be sent to those who sign up.

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Backpacking Weekend (Mod/Mod): Harriman State Park

Saturday, June 17 - Sunday, June 18, 2017 (Possible rain date: July 8-9)

As we progress through the year, we hope to increase the mileage and difficulty of the backpack weekends. Exact plans will be determined by the composition of the group. Again, for those who are still experimenting with backpacking, gear is available to borrow on first-come/first-served basis.

LOCATION: TBD in Harriman State Park
FEE: $40 (members $30)
DATES: See above
TRIP LEADERS: Jen, Jackie and Mary-Ann

PLEASE NOTE: As stated above, we suggest you DO NOT buy equipment, especially if it is your first backpack, with the exception of a sleeping bag if you want your own. We have gear to lend on a first-come, first-served basis. If you do decide to buy, please check with the leaders before you buy. We’ll be able to give you some do and don’t suggestions. We will go over various gear choices, pros and cons, etc. during the Beginner Weekend.

More details will be sent to those who sign up.

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