With the recent surge of public lands visitors, are you dreaming of spending the night in the backcountry but are unsure of what to bring to make it a safe, comfortable and fun experience? Determining where you are going and how far you plan to go will determine your clothing, gear, food and water requirements. Join SJMA and local gear guru for an online presentation of backpacking essentials for your overnight adventures including tips on what to buy to reduce the bulk and weight of your pack!
This is part one of a two part Spring Seminar Series: 1) Backpacking Essentials, 2) Day Hiking Essentials.
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SJMA was created in 1988 to assist the San Juan National Forest in providing education and interpretation of public lands in Southwest Colorado. SJMA has a participating agreement with the San Juan National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management Tres Rios Field Office to develop educational programs, publications and volunteer projects, as well as provide interpretive services.