Intro to overnight backpacking
Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area is ready to help the beginning backpacker get started through Intro to Backpacking Clinics. These hands-on, overnight trips are designed for people with little to no backpacking experience to try out backpacking and learn some tricks to having a positive experience on the trail. The clinics are led by a park interpreter along the 8.5-mile Pigeon Roost Trail. Participants will be able to try out their own equipment in a safe environment with expert guidance. Topics covered during the clinics include: packing, cooking, safety, leave no trace, and navigation. If you’re ready for a new kind of adventure, then contact Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area to register for one of these Intro to Backpacking Clinics. Bring your own food, water, and equipment to camp overnight. If you don’t have much equipment or are unsure of what to bring, make sure to ask for the gear list when you register. Cost: $10 per person plus tax and prepayment is required. To make reservations, call 479-789-5000. The clinics are 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, through noon Sunday, Nov. 12; 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, through noon Saturday, Nov. 25; and 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, to noon Sunday, Dec. 10.