Backpacking Conditioning in Umstead

Event Date: 
Sat, Mar 16
10:00 to 1:00


Join us for a backpacking conditioning hike to test your trail legs! We will cover about 6 miles in 3 hours using a combination of trails and old fire roads. Along the way we'll talk about the gear in your backpack and best practices for minimizing the load.  

Meet in the Reedy Creek parking lot in back right corner by 9:45am. Look for the orange Honda Element with LOTS of stickers on the back. The entrance is located off I-40 at exit 287. Map to parking lot:

If you'd like feedback prior to this outing on proper gear, attend our Backpacking 101 class on Thursday, February 28. And don't miss the Beginner Backpacking in Uwharrie on April 20-21.  

Group size is limited to 15 to minimize impact on the ecosystem.  

Please contact trip leaders, Debra & Jeff Rezeli, at or 919-971-3788 for more information.

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