Join us for a 7-week long series of interactive classes designed as an introduction to backpacking, building up to an overnight trip at the end! Attendance at all classes is NOT required – however the overnight trip will only be open to those who attend at least one class. Each weeks topic will have two dates to choose from in that week so participants can pick the day that works best for them to attend, you don’t need to attend both dates in the week. Meet at Arrowhead Picnic area at Scioto Grove Metro Park.
Week 2: Water Sources, Treatment, and Storage- One of the most important considerations for backpacking is where you will get clean, drinkable water. We will cover all of the important information you need to keep yourself hydrated and healthy on the trail. Participants will have the opportunity to practice treating water. We will provide a few filtering devices to share, however you are encouraged to bring your own treatment system so that you can practice on the tools you’ll actually be using once you hit the trail. Gear will be provided for demonstration purposes, but you are highly encouraged to bring your own gear to improve your hands-on experience. The overnight trip will only be open to those who attend at least one class. Meet at Arrowhead picnic area unless otherwise stated.