LPFA Fundamentals Of Backpacking 5 Week Class
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Date & Time
Wed, Apr 03 7:00 PM
710 Santa Barbara St Santa Barbara,CA 93101
Dust off your backpacks and lace up your boots (trail runners); cause we’re going backpacking! Exciting news, the Los Padres Forest Association (LPFA) will once again be hosting a Fundamentals of Backpacking course. This will be our 6th year of organizing backpacking classes and promises to be our best ever! The 5-week course starts March 6 and lasts through April 3. Classes will be consecutive Wednesday nights from 7-9pm at La Cuesta High School in Santa Barbara. The classes are designed for introductory backpackers of all ages but we promise, no matter what your backpacking skill level, there will be tons to learn. Our instructors are seasoned thru-hikers, local experts and gear gurus with decades of experience. The topics for the classes include: footwear, mapping/GPS, backpacks, ultralight, clothing systems, water filtration, sleeping options, shelters/tents/hammocks, cooking, electronics and we’ll be heading into the wilds to learn together how to incorporate the classroom skills into your in-the-field experiences. It’ll be great fun and this is a terrific way to feel more comfortable backpacking and make friends along the way. There is a suggested $150 donation to the LPFA to cover some class expenses and anything left over goes into the LPFA Trail Care fund. Let us know if you have any questions, you can email INFO@LPForest.org or the class leader Terry Sparks at Tsparks56@aol.com.