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Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip (postponed)

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip (postponed)

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Class Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6-8pm. Overnight trip April 25, 9:00am returning April 26 apx 2:00pm. Visit: islandfordadventures.com to sign... Read More
Star Party at Gorges State Park

Star Party at Gorges State Park

The Star Party at Gorges State Park is part of a Statewide Star Party Event. As part of the North Carolina Science Festival, our Star Party will allow future astronomers (kids + adults) and astronomy enthusiasts (amateurs + professionals) a chance to view constellations, planets and deep sky objects in one of the darkest settings in WNC. For complete information, please visit the website: Star Party at Gorges State Park FREE Entry + Activities The entire Star Party event boasts free parking, entry and activities. Everyone is sure to learn something about telescopes, the night sky or general astronomy! Kids Activities Arts + crafts, face-painting, hot chocolate and basic astronomy activities will greet the youngest stargazers! Kids will also love getting to know Kelvin the spokesbot! Food + Drink Food from the BBQ Shed Food Truck and hot drinks including hot chocolate will be on site, available for purchase and ready to keep you warm! PARI Experts on Hand Professional astronomers from our neighbors at the Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute will be in attendance to share information and answer questions. Provided Telescopes We are providing telescopes so anyone can enjoy this event and stargaze! Please click on the button below or scroll down to register so we know how much equiptment is needed. Bring your own Telescope There will be a designated area for astronomy enthusiasts in the parking lot so there will be no need to haul your equipment anywhere. Registration is required if you plan to bring your own telescope so we can save enough space! Just like every event at Gorges State Park, this event is... Read More
Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip (postponed)

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip (postponed)

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Class Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6-8pm. Overnight trip April 25, 9:00am returning April 26 apx 2:00pm. Visit: islandfordadventures.com to sign... Read More
Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop and Trip (postponed)

Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop and Trip (postponed)

An introductory backpacking workshop for all ages and all fitness levels. This workshop and backpacking trip is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Full-day workshop on Friday, April 17, followed by an overnight backpacking trip on April 18-19. Visit: islandfordadventures.com to sign... Read More
Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip (postponed)

Women’s Backpacking Class and Overnight Trip (postponed)

An introductory backpacking course for all ages and all fitness levels. This class is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Class Dates: April 1, 8, 15, 22 from 6-8pm. Overnight trip April 25, 9:00am returning April 26 apx 2:00pm. Visit: islandfordadventures.com to sign... Read More