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Hobbs State Park offers Introduction to Backpacking Clinic

28 May 2018 4:08 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Have you ever had the urge to visit places that not everyone is able to experience?  Backpacking offers the opportunity for new adventure into to the great outdoors.  Hobbs State Park is prepared to help the beginning backpacker get started through our Introduction to Backpacking Clinic.

This hands-on, overnight trip is designed for people with little or no backpacking experience to try out backpacking and learn some tricks so that they have a positive experience on the trail.  The clinic is led by a Park interpreter and experienced backpacker along the 8.5-mile long Pigeon Roost Trail.  Participants will be able to try out their own equipment in a safe environment with expert guidance.  Topics covered during the clinic include:  packing, cooking, safety, leave no trace, and navigation.

If you are ready for a new kind of adventure, then contact Hobbs State Park to register.  You will need to bring your own food, water, and equipment to camp overnight.  Are you ready to answer the call of the wild?

When:   2:00 pm Saturday June 9 through 12:00 pm Sunday June 10

Where:  Pigeon Roost Trail Head located 6/10 mi. east of the Hobbs State Park visitor center.

Ages:       8 years and older.  All minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost:       $10/person

For more information and to register, call: 479-789-5000

No pets, alcohol, or weapons.

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