Are you getting ready to hit the trail this summer? Are you planning your first backpacking trip or preparing to head out after a hiatus? Let’s get some miles in and test out our packs and gear. This hike is intended to get us some pre-trip mileage while enjoying Stony Creek’s rolling terrain and 15+ miles of trails. Feel free to bring your packed pack and we’ll head out for 6-8 miles of hiking. Pack a snack and plenty of water! Have gear questions? Bring those, too, and we’ll even take time at the end to practice setting up tents, get assistance with pack weight and balance, and using our backcountry stoves. This is a great opportunity to get some mileage for fitness or training, connect with like-minded locals, and solve your camping conundrums.
Ages: 13 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Time: 9 a.m. – Noon
Cost: $6 per child, $6 per adult
Location: Stony Creek Metropark, Nature Center
Pre-registration is required by 4 p.m. the day before the program.