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Lightweight Backpacking Indoor Seminar

Date and Time

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:00AM - 1:30PM

Location

New York City,
New York, New York City,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader.

Overview

For those who'd love to try backpacking but are deterred by the thought of having to carry 35-40 lbs. or more. Experienced backpackers wishing to shed weight are also welcome. Three-season backpacking (spring, summer, fall) is SO much more enjoyable with a lighter load, and, for many people, a lighter load is the difference between backpacking and NOT backpacking. Seminar will take place at the Chapter office in Manhattan (YMCA Building, 5 West 63rd St., Suite 220) from 10:00 a.m. until approximately 1:30 p.m. Info on where to buy lightweight gear will be provided. Contact leader to register: cbentonhiker@yahoo.com

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Adult: $5 member / $5 non-member
Youth: $5 member / $5 non-member
*Fee covers cost of seminar materials and can be paid when you arrive. Cash only please (no checks) for the $5 - we don't have a bank account to deposit them in.

Christine with Lightweight Pack

Activities

Backpacking
Hiking
Instruction (Skills)
Camping

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

AMC NYC Office

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader





Christine has been leading backpacking trips for the AMC for many years. She also teaches lightweight backpacking courses. She has a moderate pace and likes to enjoy the trail. Her trips generally average about six to eight miles per day. She particularly enjoys camping at beautiful spots. Her priorities with respect to her participants are first that they should be safe and second that they should have an enjoyable experience. She is an ExChair of the NY/NoJ Backpacking Committee.