As part of the ongoing Mountain University series of outdoor adventure classes. Blue Ridge Mountain Sports will host Backpacking 101 this fall. The free, in-store class will cover all of the basics in backpacking, including trail safety skills, proper gear functions,nutrition, and tips for planning backcountry trips. Attendees will receive a free t-shirt and be entered to win prizes from class sponsor Mountain Hardwear.

Classes will be offered: Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2 Saturday and Sunday, October 8 and 9 Advanced registration is required, as space is limited. Check with your local Blue Ridge Mountain Sports location for class times and availability.  

Blue Ridge Mountain Sports is located at 23 Main Street in Madison.

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