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Lightweight Backpacking


This one-day workshop is designed to acquaint backpackers with the importance of weight considerations when choosing and using equipment, and to instill a weight-conscience mind set when packing for an overnight trip. It is not intended to advocate an ultra light philosophy.

Both the seasoned backpacker and the beginner seeking to understand the myriad of equipment choices will benefit from this class. Participants must be at least 18 years old and have completed Backpacking 101 or have equivalent backpacking experience.

Fee: $30.00 for PATC Members; $40.00 for non-members.

Pre-registration is required. Class is limited to 25 students.

Please contact the Backpacking Committee Chair for more information.

Topics Covered

Each student attending the class will be encouraged to bring a pack fully loaded, less food and water, with everything they would normally carry on a 3-day, 2-night trip of 10 miles per day.

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