Schools and Clinics: Backpacking School 2013
Classroom discussion meets hands-on experience. In Backpack School, we not only talk about backpacking, we go backpacking. If you’ve never backpacked before, or if you need to refresh your skills, this is the class for you! This course will cover everything from clothing and boots to map and compass skills, major equipment, first-aid to meal preparation and leave-no-trace practices. By the time the class ends, you will have the knowledge and basic skills to go about your trip planning and execution safely and thoughtfully.
Lead instructors and all assistant instructors have gone through the course previously and have several years of experience on the trail. They love the outdoors and look forward to sharing their knowledge with students.
We encourage you to begin your exercise program long before the actual class begins. The best exercise for backpacking is anything aerobic, such as hiking, biking, rollerblading, stair stepping, spinning, walking, snowshoeing, or any type of skiing (especially XC or skate skiing). Start out slow and build up to those levels. Your body and mind will be grateful.
The class finale the Graduation Backpack on Memorial Day weekend. In order to participate, students are required to attend six of the seven indoor sessions, which must include the First Aid class and the Map and Compass class. To receive your Graduation Certificate you must complete all the required classes and complete the Graduation Backpack.
Schedule information: We will meet for seven indoor sessions beginning
April, 5th and ending with the graduation
backpack over Memorial Day weekend, May 24-26.
Registration information: Registration is open to all Spokane Mountaineers.
For Junior members (ages 15-17), please contact
school directors for more information. Please see
the registration form that has inserted into this
issue of the Kinnikinnick. If there is still space
available in the class after pre-registration then we
will accept applications on the first night of class,
Friday, April, 5th at 6:30pm. The $35.00 class
fee must be paid at the time of registration
(deadline March, 22) and you must have your
2013 Spokane Mountaineers dues paid on or before class
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Backpack School 2013 Registration Form