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The outdoor weekend you’ve been craving is now a reality.  Prepare for an event where your thirst for the Outdoor High is quenched. Each day will be filled exactly how you choose; pristine views, a challenging new class, calming waters, the smell of fresh pine, the thrill of a dirt trail and company that inspires.  #TakeItOutside
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Saturday, September 9 • 9:00am - 11:00am
Intro to Backpacking ~ 9:00AM-11:00AM

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This session is for those who want to put more miles under their belts in the wilderness. We will begin at 9 am and end at 11 am, with an easy 3 mile hike included. Before we hit the trail, we will discuss what and how to pack for day hikes, 1-2 night trips and longer multi-day trips or thru-hikes, proper attire and the art of layering, and types of fuel for different levels of activity.
 

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Philip Cariaso Jr.

Granite Gear
Philip grew up in the Bay Area but currently resides in the Los Angeles area working for business development. He's excited to return to an area where he spent a lot of his childhood camping with his family. When he's not working in the city, you can often find Philip disconnecting in nature, traveling somewhere new, experimenting in the kitchen, creating with dance... Read More →
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Chris Tran

Granite Gear
Born in Vietnam and moved to the states when he was 3, Christopher Tran is a Los Angeles based marketer and a landscape and portrait photographer.  He’s an advocate of a healthy and active lifestyle with plenty of laughter and spontaneity. He’s been on quite a few of hikes, both short and long distances. His first ever backpacking trip was to summit Mt. Whitney. From there, the trail bug propelled him to plan and lead groups into the wilderness with overnight trips to Reflection Canyon, Big Pine Lakes, Middle Velma Lake, and a section of the JMT to name a few. On shorter weekends, he also enjoys day hikes with memorable ones like... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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CamelBak

At CamelBak, we are the pioneers of hands free hydration but we are so much more than that.  We want to empower and fuel you to farther than you imagined on whatever journey you might be on.  We went to encourage you to go off script and live in a moment without distraction. At C... Read More →

Sponsors
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Granite Gear

Granite Gear, born in the Boundary Waters and tougher than granite. Granite Gear was born among the placid network of wild waterways etched through the boreal forest that make up the Boundary Waters between Minnesota and Ontario. During a paddling trip through Quetico Provincial Park in... Read More →



Saturday September 9, 2017 9:00am - 11:00am
Pursuit Village - Granite Gear

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