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Advice for a Rookie Hiker

Was hoping to take a New to Hiking class to learn about packs, tents, cooking, and GPS navigation. With everything closed I don’t know where to go to get help. I don’t want to buy the wrong thing. Any suggestions as I plan for my first overnight hike? 

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@Bcarr Welcome to the community and thanks for the great question!

You've gotten some really good guidance here so far! There are some good threads here in the community that I think you'd appreciate as well:

There is a lot of good information there, along with some fun stories. Personally, I've been looking at bikepacking parts of the Oregon Coast Trail on my fat bike. Keep us posted on your adventures and don't hesitate to reach out with more questions!

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