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Basic Backpacking ANZA BORREGO Myra Callen

Sat Feb 24, 8:00 AM - Sun Feb 25, 7:00 PM PST
Borrego Springs, CA, 92004 Map
Camping & Outdoors
Cadette, Senior, Ambassador
Learn the skills in classroom training, join your fellow backpackers for a group hike, then take those skills (and your enthusiasm) on a training trip to Anza-Borrego State Park. This moderate-level trip covers 6 miles, from Culp Valley Primitive Campground near Ranchita, across the foothills and into the desert for a night under the stars. Take a day hike on Sunday up Hellhole Canyon and scramble up the rocky approach to Maidenhair Falls. Attendance is required for the entire class: training hike, trip meeting, pack check and backpacking trip. You’ll earn the Basic Backpacking patch.

Meeting 1: Class, Balboa, Saturday, Feb 3, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Meeting 2: Day hike, location TBD, Saturday, Feb 10, 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 
Meeting 3: Pack check, Balboa, Thursday, Feb 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Meeting 4: Trip to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Saturday, Feb 24, 8 a.m. to Sunday, Feb 25

Cancellation Policy: Refund and transfer requests must be submitted in writing prior to the registration deadline listed on the activity. No refunds or transfers will be issued after the registration deadline has passed unless the event is cancelled by council staff.