Backpacking 101, an interactive class designed for newbie backpackers and those that want to refresh their backpacking knowledge and skills, will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 13, at the Whole Foods Market at Preston Road and Forest Lane, in Dallas.
Dallas Sierra Club trip leaders with decades of backpack- ing experiences will present a comprehensive overview of packs, boots, tents, sleeping bags, food and cooking, clothing, wilderness ethics, sanitation and more to make backpacking more comfortable and less expensive.
Opt to enjoy three days of backpacking or day hiking in the Santa Fe Peaks and Foothills of New Mexico on Labor Day weekend from September 2 through 6 via a chartered sleeper bus leaving Dallas Friday night, arriving in time for breakfast in Santa Fe. There will be a range of difficulty levels and altitudes.
Class is $35 for Sierra Club members; $40 for non-members. For more information, call 214-368-2306. For trip information, call coordinator Mark Stein at 214-526-3733