Learn to Hike from like a thru hiker from a thru hiker!

18,000 miler and long distance hiker, Gail Lowe, of Gael Force, LLC, is offering a class at the Hastings CERC on all of the many backpacking secrets of a thru hiker. Whether you want to hike a mile or a thousand, this class is all you need! It is perfect for both beginners and savvy backcountry travelers.

March 16, 23 & 30 6:30pm - 8:30pm

$135 Covers Three Day Course

Virtual access available!

Sign up and pay through the Hastings CERC. Due to limited space, no refunds. However, you may attend a future class for free.

Learn how to select gear: backpacks, sleeping systems, rain gear, clothing, footwear, etc. How to navigate, what trail apps to use, resources and websites. How to shave pack weight (this topic is BIG!) How to stay safe. let’s get you home alive! Headlamps, water treatment, food, stoves, and so much more! Gail will be sharing many of her humorous and harrowing experiences from her many miles on trail.

Gail’s hiking resume: 1991 Appalachian Trail- 2,200 miles 2008 Pacific Crest Trail- 2,700 miles 2011 Appalachian Trail again, as a 20 year anniversary hike- 2,200 miles 2014 North Country Trail- 4,600 miles 2015 Continental Divide Trail- 3,100 miles Gail has also: Climbed Mt. Fuji in Japan Climbed Mt. Whitney- highest mountain in the lower 48 states Hiked many miles on the Florida Trail Hiked the Shore to Shore Trail in Michigan Hiked Isle Royale- Michigan Hiked the Superior Hiking Trail, Minnesota Hiked solo in the Brooks Range in Alaska.

Call us at 269-948-4414 to register!