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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 - 11:00am
Wilderness Survival for Women: 9:00-11:00am Nearly Full

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Join REI Outdoor School for a wilderness self-reliance class for women that could save your life. During this class you will learn practical tips and strategies that every outdoor traveler should know: emergency priorities; shelters; locating and accessing drinking water; and how to make your own emergency kit. You will also participate in interactive scenarios to practice and hone your skills. 

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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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Hope Oldham

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Greetings! I have been leading adventure trips since I was a sophomore in college. The National Outdoor Leadership School set me on a fast track towards recreation as a career. I did a month-long course kayaking down Desolation Canyon and climbing in Wyoming. I worked for... Read More →

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