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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
The Dirty Details of Backcountry Skills: 1:00-3:00pm

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Getting ready to head into the wilderness for the first time and not sure what you need to know or do to have a successful trip? Hone your skills and discuss the importance of proper planning, equipment selection, and other fundamental backcountry skills. Here’s a chance to ask all the questions you’ve been wondering but never felt comfortable asking!

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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 →

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

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