Saturday, January 28, 2012
8:15 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Shelbyville Road Plaza
4600 Shelbyville RD #606,
Louisville KY 40207
Subject: QUEST OUTDOORS STORE and HIKE
This first session will be broken up into two parts:
1ST, Meet at QUEST OUTDOORS STORE on Shelbyville Rd. for info/learning session on equipment, boots, and clothing for backpacking. Quest staff experienced in backpacking will give us great tips on what to look for in boots/clothing/equipment, etc.
2ND, We will hike in a Louisville park with backpacks and do some “hands-on” skill building, including:
- adjusting a backpack to fit
- how to pack your pack
- using a map and compass
- treating your feet right
- and more.
All participants: bring your own (packable/ cold) lunch and at least 2 quarts/liters of water in water bottles or hydration bladder.
Wear shoes/boots for hiking in any conditions, plus rain/warm layered clothing. We will provide trail snacks and powdered drink mix and hot drinks.
Fee: $3.00 per person.
Preregistration required if you need to use a GS backpack. If you have your own backpack, you may bring it to be evaluated for use on the hike.
Please indicate on the registration form if you need a GS backpack and if you desire a medium or large (medium for petite girls or women who are 5’4″ & under; large for all others).
Meet at Quest Outdoors at 8:15 a.m. (program to start promptly at 8:30 am), Shelbyville Road Plaza, 4600 Shelbyville RD #606, Louisville KY 40207 (502) 290-4589. We will leave store for hike then carpool back to Quest by 3:30 p.m.
Special Invitation: Girls ages 11 to 12 are invited to join us for all skill building sessions (only). Get all for $30.00 if paid in full by January 20, 2012. Bring your booklets if you are working on badges.