Lightweight Backpacking Workshop

6:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Paradise Valley REI

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  • Group size: 8
  • Instructor: Emma

As gear gets lighter and trails get longer, now is a good time to learn ways to reduce your overall pack weight for your next adventure. While updating gear to save ounces is always a viable strategy, there are ways to adjust your thinking and packing of your current gear to lighten your load. Bring your packed, trail-ready pack for an interactive gear shake-down. An REI expert will teach you hands-on skills that can make your base weight lighter today. No additional gear necessary.


Feel free to bring your own packed, trail-ready pack. Our REI expert instructor will teach you creative new ways to cut ounces, such as using a tarp shelter and cold meal prep.

Paradise Valley REI

12634 N Paradise Village Pkwy, Phoenix, AZ 85032

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