Overnight Backpacking: Indiana Dunes National Park

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Indiana Dunes National Park - Glenwood Dunes Trail

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  • Fitness level  3: Moderate
  • Skill level  2: Intermediate
  • Group size: 12

Take your first backpacking trip with the experts! Join the REI Outdoor School on an overnight backpacking trip at Indiana Dunes National Park. Our instructors will teach you how to choose and use equipment, including how to load and carry your backpack to maximize your comfort and fun. You'll also learn about campsite set-up, camp cooking, water treatment, and leave no trace etiquette. Course includes backpack, tent, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, water treatment, and food. Participants provide their own sleeping bag and sleeping pad.

  • Learn how to pack a backpack for fit, balance and accessibility
  • Learn techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail
  • Learn additional camp skills such as setting-up a camp site, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles
  • Discover local areas where overnight backpacking is available

Indiana Dunes National Park - Glenwood Dunes Trail

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