Do you have an insatiable thirst for adventure? Would you like to be able to visit places few people are able to go? Backpacking can open many doors to exploring the great outdoors. Backpacking simply is carrying what you need on your back to camp and to travel. However, with all the information on the Internet about backpacking, sorting out relevant information for the beginning backpacker can be overwhelming.
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is ready to help the beginning backpacker get started through our Intro to Backpacking Clinics. These hands-on, overnight trips are designed for people with little to no backpacking experience to try out backpacking and learn some tricks to having a positive experience on the trail. The clinics are led by a park interpreter along our 8.5-mile Pigeon Roost Trail. Participants will be able to try out their own equipment in a safe environment with expert guidance. Topics covered during the clinics include: packing, cooking, safety, leave no trace, and navigation.
If you’re ready for a new kind of adventure, then contact Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to register for one of these Intro to Backpacking Clinics.
You will need to bring your own food, water, and equipment to camp overnight. If you don’t have much equipment or are unsure of what to bring, make sure to ask for our gear list when you register. Are you ready to answer the call of the wild?
Where: Meet at the Pigeon Roost Trail Head, on Hwy 12, 6/10 mi. east of the Hobbs State Park visitor center
2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 11 – 12:00 p.m. Sunday, November 12
2:00 p.m. Friday, November 24 – 12:00 p.m. Saturday, November 25
2:00 p.m. Saturday, December 9 – 12:00 p.m. Sunday December 10
Cost: $10 person + tax…16 yrs. and older only…Prepayment required: To make reservations call: 479-789-5000