29 Jan 2019

Fitness:

Discover Winter Backpacking and Camping at Your Public Library

Photo courtesy of DCPL

The weather outside may be frightful and downright unfriendly, but if you’re an outdoors person, it’s a perfect time to camp and backpack– if you know how! Lucky for you, the Northeast branch of the DC Public Library has a class just for you: Winter Camping and Backpacking 101! From the description:

Do you put away all your camping and backpacking equipment sometime in November, hunker down, and wait for April before you take it out again?

If so, this talk is for you!

Camping and backpacking in the fourth season may not be for everyone, but it can be rewarding. With cold weather comes solitude and an experience of the outdoors that’s profoundly unlike the warmer seasons.

Join Michael Martin, author of AMC’s Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic and AMC’s Best Day Hikes in the Shenandoah Valley, to learn more about how to safely camp during the winter. He’ll discuss the skills needed and will bring a selection of gear for people to try out.

You may quickly discover that winter is your favorite season.

Please RSVP for this free talk on Eventbrite.

Hope you’re looking out the window and getting inspired to freeze your butt off in a profound way. I kid a little, but it’s only because I know I’m not rugged enough to be awesome.

 

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