I've Never Been Backpacking: Basics for the Beginner


Free for REI Members

Free for non-members

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  • Group size 25 people
  • Instructor Brian Finkle

Join us in welcoming Brian Finkle's expertise as he leads this class intended for those that are intrigued by the idea of backpacking but aren't quite sure they're ready to take the plunge. We'll discuss an overview of several aspects of backpacking such as equipment, trip planning, as well as tips and tricks for beginners. We'll also share experiences, photos, and answer any questions you may have. Brian is in his third decade of backpacking and has been leading small group overnight trips since his late teens. His favorite places to backpack are in the Mount Rogers area of Virginia as well as the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and we are delighted to have him share his knowledge!

    Activity location

    Richmond REI

    2020 Old Brick Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060

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