Women's backpacking trip is July 24-26
LCSC's Continuing Education & Community Events is offering a women's backpacking trip in the Wallowa Mountains on July 24-26 as part of its personal enrichment non-credit class offerings.
The backpacking trip will be in the remote Eagle Cap Wilderness area of the Wallowa Mountains in northeast Oregon.
Participants will learn basic backpacking skills such as choosing a route, planning and preparing meals in the backcountry, how to use your gear, safety in the wilderness, and map and compass reading.
The Eagle Cap Wilderness is characterized by high alpine lakes and meadows, bare granite peaks and ridges, and U-shaped glaciated valleys. Due to the elevation and strenuous nature of mountain backpacking, participants must be in good physical condition.
Exertion level: moderate/high. Previous day-hiking experience required. All meals and permits are included. Transportation and personal backpacking gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag and pad) are not provided, but therew will be carpools available to minimize transportation costs.
A basic skills class, that is required to attend for this trip, will be held Saturday, July 11, at 1-3 p.m. at a site to be determined.
The registration dealine for the trip and basic skills class is July 10. The fee for the class is $125 and the instructor is Caroline Pechuzal.
For more information or to register, call 792-2749.