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Boundary Waters: Intro to Trip Planning

Boundary Waters: Intro to Trip Planning

Mar 4, 6:00pm

Want to go to the Boundary Waters, but don't know where to start? Maybe you're already planning your first canoe trip, or want to see if you have what it takes to explore Minnesota's treasured water wilderness. If so, this clinic is for you!

We will touch on the basics of gear, how to pack, how to plan a route, and some fun backcountry cooking ideas to make it a delicious culinary experience too!

This clinic is focused for people who are new to canoe tripping or Boundary Waters travel, but all are welcome!

Host bio: Madison has traveled countless times to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area, for the last three years her BWCA trips have been while working for Voyageur Outward Bound School. When she's not on the clock, Madison still finds herself spending time in a canoe and cooking over fires in the backcountry with her dog and partner.

This event will be hosted virtually with meeting details to come prior to the clinic. To be notified of event updates and changes, please select "going" on Facebook.


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Clean Water: Your role in keeping water healthy in the BWCA, at home, or at your cabin

Clean Water: Your role in keeping water healthy in the BWCA, at home, or at your cabin

Mar 18, 6:00pm

You already care about keeping MN's water clean, but are you adding to pollutants without knowing?

There are many ways we don't see our impact on water- from plastic particulates from boats to organic matter, they all have an impact. Learn more about actions you can take now or on your trips to improve our surface water quality.

Host: Deirdre Coleman
Deirdre is a biologist who has been working for environmental organizations for 10 years and has focused much of her career on Water. She also is an avid paddler and fisherman.

This will be a virtual event hosted on Zoom. Details for the meeting will be shared closer to the date. Select "going" on this event to be notified of event updates.
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Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Apr 6, 5:45pm - Apr 6, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so pre-registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-april2021

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Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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5 interested
Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

May 12, 5:45pm - May 12, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so pre-registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-may2021

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Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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3 interested
Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Jun 1, 5:45pm - Jun 1, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-june2021

____________________________________________________

Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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1 interested
Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Jun 30, 5:45pm - Jun 30, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-june2021session2
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Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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3 interested
Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Aug 3, 5:45pm - Aug 3, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-aug2021
____________________________________________________

Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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4 interested
Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Backpacking 101 w/ Backpack the Trails

Sep 1, 5:45pm - Sep 1, 6:45pm

Midwest Mountaineering309 Cedar Ave SMinneapolis, MN55454 Map

We are working with the wonderful folks at Midwest Mountaineering and are following guidelines from our local health officials. Masks will be required, and we will work to maintain a 6-foot distance between participants.

This $10 course is limited to 15 people in-person, so registration is required!

Please be sure to register on our website: www.backpackthetrails.com/classes/backpacking-101-sept2021
____________________________________________________

Want to learn backpacking basics? Want to avoid common rookie mistakes? Join this hands-on classroom training! Come learn the ins-and-outs of backpacking with Backpack the Trails!

You will gain information about what to bring (and what not to bring), how to pack a backpack, keep food safe on trail, filter water, operate a stove, trail permits and more!

These events are hosted by Michelle Schroeder, former Midwest Mountaineering employee and founder of Backpack the Trails. Michelle has been an outdoor enthusiast for 40+ years and was raised by a father who wished to be a mountain man. Her favorite backpacking trails include the JMT, Grand Canyon, The Wonderland Trail (Mt. Rainier), Mt. Robson (Canada), California’s Lost Coast, and New Zealand. Michelle teaches people how to backpack and is a NOLS-Certified Wilderness First Responder.

Learn more about Backpack the Trails on their website: www.backpackthetrails.com
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