Prepare for the 2024 Backpacking Season

Spring Training for Backpacking

Are you ready for a backpacking adventure, but not sure if your body is? Join an Adventure Outpost instructor! In our Spring Training for Backpacking Series, we’ll trek alongside you to prepare our minds and bodies for the 2024 backpacking season.

Each Sunday during “spring training” we’ll meet up and hike various Great Parks trails with a weighted backpack. Together we will build community, develop our muscles and endurance, as well as share tips to ensure we have an enjoyable backpacking season. Please register at least two days in advance of each session.

Full series package available for purchase via the Week 1 registration link below. The package includes all five treks and an Adventure Outpost beanie. ($75/person)

Cost

$15/person per session

When & Where

Spring Training for Backpacking Series: Week One

Feb. 18 | 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Withrow Nature Preserve | Trout Lily Trailhead | Approx. Distance: 3.4 miles

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Spring Training for Backpacking Series: Week Two

Feb. 25 | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Woodland Mound | Seasongood Nature Center | Approx. Distance: 4.2 milles

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Spring Training for Backpacking Series: Week Three

March 3 | 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Winton Woods | Kingfisher Shelter | Approx. Distance: 4.5 miles

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Spring Training for Backpacking Series: Week Four

March 10 | 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Miami Whitewater Forest | Timberlakes Program Shelter | Approx. Distance: 5.7 miles

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Spring Training for Backpacking Series: Week Five

March 17 | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Shawnee Lookout | Waterhole Meadow | Approx. Distance: 6.4 miles

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A valid motor vehicle permit is required for all Great Parks.