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Learn Hiking Skills At Spring Workshops

Backpacking

Learn about backpacking equipment, camp cooking, navigation skills and where to go in backpacking courses and workshops scheduled in the area this spring.

Among them:

Spokane Mountaineers course runs Friday evenings April 14-May 26 at Corbin Community Center, plus weekend workshops, hikes and graduation backpack. Cost: $20 for club members. Info: 922-6421 or 467-6159.

The Backpacking Club’s 10-week course runs Friday evenings beginning March 24 and ending with graduation hike May 27-29. Includes weekend conditioning hikes. Cost $30 for club members. Site to ber announced. Info: 467-8099.

Spokane city Parks and Recreation Deptartment’s onesession beginner backpacking workshop, April 18, 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Gear. Registration, $7. Call 625-6200.

Outdoor cookery course by Spokane city Parks and Recreation Department, March 20 and 27, 6:30 p.m. at Mountain Gear. Registration, $24 (includes dinner). Call 625-6200.

The 10 essentials in outdoor gear, 11 a.m., Saturday at REI. Free. Info: 328-9900.

xxxx Know your wildflowers The Washington Native Plant Society is offering another wildflower identification course through the Spokane Falls Community College Institute of Extended Learning. Course is geared to beginners, but is a good review for the experienced. Class runs evenings on six Wednesdays beginning April 19 at North Central High School. Info: 467-8895 or 535-7013.



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