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Outessa is a women’s only weekend getaway made of stunning views, opens spaces and adventure. Imagine a custom schedule built from hundreds of options, wholesome food, good wine, challenges and the professional instruction to meet them. You can find time to yourself or the synergy of dauntless women. This is an event where you indulge in any outdoor activity you desire without a shred of guilt. You’ll come back enlivened with new skills and lifelong friends. Outessa is every women’s weekend. Join us. Open the outdoors. 

 

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Sunday, August 21 • 9:00am - 12:00pm
Intro to Backpacking: 9:00am-12:00pm

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Whether you have never backpacked before or you are out every weekend, this outing will be both informative and fun. In this session, the folks at Osprey Packs will provide a pack for you to demo and instruct how to properly fit and pack your pack. Next you will head out for a hike to a nearby scenic destination to set up camp. Our friends at Big Agnes will then walk you through how to identify a good site and how to set up your campsite – including what tents and sleeping bags are right for you. Other topics will include Leave No Trace principals, water filtration and more. This course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, and water filters). Just show up ready for an awesome experience. Note: this is not an overnight outing. We will break camp and head back after a snack and discussion.

Sponsors
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Osprey Packs

Independent since 1974 and still anchored by the design genius of company founder and owner, Mike Pfotenhauer, Osprey Packs is a leader in technical packs for outdoor, cycling, travel and urban adventures.  Osprey’s dedication to create innovative, high performance gear reflects... Read More →

Co-Sponsor
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Big Agnes

Named for a peak in the nearby Mt. Zirkel Wilderness, Big Agnes®, Inc. is located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and produces award-winning sleeping bags, pads and tents.  Big Agnes is the exclusive distributor of Helinox trekking poles and camp furniture in North and South America... Read More →
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REI

At REI we love to get outside and play. Whether you're new to outdoor adventure or a seasoned pro, we’ll gladly share our passion.  Our core purpose guides everything we do: we inspire, educate and outfit for a lifetime of outdoor adventure and stewardship. What began as a group of... Read More →

Instructor
LB

Lauren Beaudoin

Guide, Osprey Packs
RM

Rosie Mansfield

Guide, Osprey Packs
ST

Sara Tlamka

Guide, Big Agnes


Sunday August 21, 2016 9:00am - 12:00pm PDT
REI Village - Osprey Tent