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2007 Class Schedule

  • Saturday, April 28, 11:00am-2:00pm
  • Tuesday, July 10, 7:00pm-10:00pm

Choose 1 day only.
Pre-registration required.

Go Light Wilderness
Pre-Trip Classes

You haven't done much camping before, and you wonder what to expect? And what should you bring with you? If you're backpacking, how do you fit your gear into a pack?

These subjects, and more, are covered in our popular Pre-Trip Classes. You learn about the selection of lightweight gear to suit your needs, and the tricks of layering clothing and choosing the right fabrics. You'll find out how to purify water and how to read a topographical map.

This year we're also focusing on some fundamentals of light backpacking, with the goal of keeping a backpack under 30 lbs for a weekend trip. Come learn about a new system of packing that's become popular with backpacking enthusiasts.

With concern for the environment, you'll learn the basics of low-impact camping. And you'll pick up tips on how to keep yourself safe and comfortable while roughing it.

The class emphasizes backpacking fundamentals, but novices taking other trips will benefit from it.

A Pre-Trip Class is free if you've signed up for a trip. Otherwise, the cost is $50. Contact us, and reserve a space for yourself.

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All classes are held at Call of the Wild, 2519 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA 94708.


If you have questions, e-mail us. (Note: We will not give out your e-mail address, phone number or mailing address to others.)


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PO Box 1412
Mountain View, CA 94042
Phone and Fax: 650 265 1662
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