REI - Introduction to Backcountry Skills Class (Private)

  • Frank G. Bonelli Regional Park San Dimas, CA, 91773 United States


Fitness level 2: Easy Active
Skill level 1: Beginner
Minimum age: 10
Group size: 8

Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills during this outing while we will discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. This outing will include ample opportunity for demonstrations, discussion, skills practice and questions during a hike that will cover approximately 3 miles, and is geared especially for women.

  • Key elements of pre-trip planning for backcountry travel
  • Basic concepts of navigation with map & compass and GPS
  • Proper clothing and equipment selection for the terrain and weather
  • Emergency preparedness (nutrition - hygiene - shelter - water)