Basics of Backpacking
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Basics of Backpacking

Learn the basics of backpacking so you can plan your own trip! We will provide the backpack, gear, and know-how; all you have to do is show up and prepare to learn! In this course, we will discuss trip planning, Leave No Trace, the proper gear, trail etiquette, and more!

10:00 a.m. Meet & Greet at Scioto Groves Metropark, Warm Up
10:15 a.m. The gear and clothing to get you there
10:45 a.m. Packing a pack
11:00 a.m. Hiking with a full pack
12:00 p.m. Backcountry cooking, lunch, proper clean up
1:00 p.m. Setting up camp 
1:30 p.m. Trail etiquette, disposing of waste properly, respecting wildlife
2:00 p.m. Wind down & head home

We will meet at Scioto Grove Metropark by Arrowhead Picnic Area. Look for Clintonville Outfitters Adventure Van.

Need a ride? Meet us at Clintonville Outfitters at 9:00 a.m. to ride in our 12 Passenger Adventure Van! Just email to let her know you will be joining in the van.

*If you already have your own gear, feel free to bring it
*Dress for the weather
*Bring your own water
*Always wear sunscreen 

**If there is impending bad weather, we will reschedule or you will be able to transfer your registration to another program

**We will announce any cancelations due to weather at least two hours in advance on our website. Check event status on our website, Facebook, or call the shop 614-447-8902

***Online registration closes 24 hours ahead of event or when full. Call the shop to see if there are any vacancies.

Clintonville Outfitters' Cancellation Policy

A lot of planning and prep go into making these programs the best possible experience that you can have. Due to that, we have to implement a cancellation policy that will ensure costs are covered and all participants get the most out of the program.
Cancel up to 30 Days in Advance – 100% Refund
Cancel up to 14 days in Advance – 75% Refund
Cancel up to 7 days in Advance - 50% Refund
Cancel 48 hours in Advance – No Refund

Basics of Backpacking

$ 59.00
Includes all gear, instruction, and lunch
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