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Backpacking Day Trip

Saturday, Apr 8, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

| $15

This 3-part series will take participants through the entire process of preparing for a long-distance backpacking trip. Classes will cover planning, equipment, logistics, making your own DIY camp stove, and the series will finish with a backpacking day trip (10 miles round trip) in the Waterloo Recreation Area.

Part 3: Backpacking Day Trip

Put all of your new knowledge (and equipment) to use during this backpacking day trip. Participants will meet at the Gerald E Eddy Discovery Center and hike to Green Lake Rustic Campground. There are fire pits, pit toilets, and a water pump. Approximately 4.8 miles of hilly terrain. During the hike, instructor Ben Wielechowski will give brief demonstrations on various water purification techniques, ‘bear-baggin,’ and other backpacking techniques. Students will prepare one meal during the day. After the class, students are free to reserve overnight camping through the Waterloo Recreation Area.

Tuition: $15 per person. Children 12 and older are half price with accompanying adult.

Details

Date:
Saturday, Apr 8, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost:
$15
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/long-distance-backpacking-backpacking-day-trip-tickets-29304625925

Venue

Eddy Discovery Center
17030 Bush Rd. Chelsea , MI 48118 United States
Phone:
(734) 475-3170
Website:
http://chelseamich.com/directory/discovery-center/

Organizer

Robin Hills Farm
Phone:
(734) 834-8496
Email:
Website:
http://robinhillsfarm.com/