Central Indiana Wilderness Club will present a FREE backpacking class, which is open to the public, on Saturday, March 23th from 9:30 AM until 1:00 PM. The location is the Holliday Park Nature Center (6363 Spring Mill Rd., Indianapolis, IN).
Ever wanted to try backpacking but didn’t know how to get started or where to go? This class is perfect for both novice and experienced backpackers, and a good place for anyone to pick up and share new ideas. Come be a part of our biggest event of the year and maybe win a nice door prize.
Topics will include selecting pieces of gear (hiking boots, sleeping bags, tents, packs, clothing and accessories), learning about backpacking gear, how to “pack” a backpack, trail safety, water treatment, stoves and cooking, first aid, staying comfortable, and backcountry ethics such as “leave no trace”.
The Central Indiana Wilderness Club has been offering affordable backpacking trips (as well as other adventures) since 1982. For over 20 years the club has presented its annual backpacking class. Come to this class and get on board to take backpacking trips as close as southern Indiana, or as far away as you can imagine. The presenters are seasoned adventurers with experience in places such as the Appalachian Trail, The Grand Canyon, the Canadian Wilderness and more.
Registration at: CIWClub.org
Don’t miss this FREE class! Contact Leslie Green ( [masked] ) with questions.