Spokane Mountaineers annual Backpack School walks the talk

Miles Breneman leads a group of Spokane Mountaineers on a Mount Spokane trail. (Rich Landers)
Miles Breneman leads a group of Spokane Mountaineers on a Mount Spokane trail. (Rich Landers)

HIKING– The Spokane Mountaineers are gearing up for their annual Backpack School, an excellent resource for novice and intermediate hikers who want to develop hiking skills and contacts.

  • Deadline to sign up is Friday (March 22).
  • The Friday-evening classes start April 5 and run for seven weeks, along with some Saturday field sessions, culminating with a two-night graduation backpacking trip.

Session topics include gear, clothing, navigation, first-aid and wilderness cooking with the support of a club that leads weekly group hikes.

“Participants learn to be confident and comfortable in the backcountry and make some new friends to share adventures with,” said school co-leader Chuck Huber.

Cost: $35 plus club membership.

Info: 939-2644 or email chuckmatic@gmail.com509.

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