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Adventures in Backpacking

Interested in backpacking? We will be offering a class called Adventures in Backpacking on Saturday, February 29 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM at the Turkey Creek Nature Center.

The class costs $5/person and is open to those ages 12 and up. The class will cover the basics of backpacking and distance hiking, including proper gear, physical conditioning, planning for trips, safety, etc. Information regarding the Florida Trail Association and hiking the Appalachian Trail will also be covered.

Adventures in Backpacking will be taught by instructor Dawn Hamilton. Dawn has hiked and backpacked thousands of miles, including hiking the entire Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles) as well as the Long Trail and Camingo de Santiago (Camino Walk) in Spain. She enjoys sharing her backpacking and hiking experiences with people of all ages.

For more information or to sign up, please call the Nature Center at (321) 676-6690.

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