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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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Saturday, August 20 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Honing Your Trail Legs: 1:00-3:00pm

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Backcountry stepping techniques can help your knees, keep you upright and widen your smile because sometimes a backcountry trail is anything but smooth. Obstacles take many forms so the way you navigate them can either help or hurt your physical abilities. Learn proven walking techniques from an REI Outdoor School instructor in this hike. We’ve designed trekking activities to give the backpacker or day hiker stepping savvy over a variety of terrain. With our trekking poles activities, you’ll discover better balance and improved pace while reducing impacts to your knees. We’ll also discuss backpack loading options for better balance. Additionally, a footwear and sock clinic and mileage strategy tips for the backcountry will round out the day. “Finding Your Trail Legs” is for the Beginner to the Experienced. Savvy stepping and improved odds of a joyful journey are just one class away.

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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 →

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Cyndi Wyatt

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I power myself by these three words. “Engage. Exert. Evolve.” Engage in Mother Nature, exert yourself to challenges in the outdoors to evolve into a peaceful, complete, powerful being. My name is Cyndi Wyatt and my single goal to leave a legacy to women of empowerment... Read More →

Saturday August 20, 2016 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
REI Village - Base of Chair Lift #10

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