August 3, 2018 - 8:00am to August 4, 2018 - 12:00pm

Events in & Around DeSoto State Park

Guided Backpacking Trip for Beginners

In DeSoto State Park-Fort Payne, Alabama

Have you always wanted to get into backpacking? Here is a great way to start!

Learn all you need to know so that you can head out on your own outdoor adventure! A summer backpacking class, and a great class for beginners/intermediate.

Topics to learn: backpacking essentials, camping items to choose and use, fire building, cooking, etiquettes, pitching and striking camp, setting up a tent or hammock, and more! Hiking is moderate, about a mile one-way to backpacking campsite. Sign up for this fun trip soon!

Date: August 3-4, 2018

Time: check in 9 AM that day; check out 12 the following day

Where: DeSoto State Park, Fort Payne, Alabama. Meet at DeSoto’s Nature Center, next to the Country Store on County Road 89.

Cost: $75 per person  - includes all equipment. You will need to provide your food. If you want to register as a family call for special prices. Discounts if you have your own backpacking equipment.

Pre-registration is required, as class size is limited. Have questions? Call 209-559-0040 or Email Robert Wilson (seven Pines Survival) for more details

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