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April 2017
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Map + Compass Hiking Club: Graveyard Fields

April 8 @ 9:15 am - 5:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Grab your map and compass as we explore four miles of tumbling waterfalls, majestic vistas, and fields of wildflowers and berries. We'll meet at our store in Westgate Plaza and leave promptly at 9:30, returning between 2:00-3:00. You'll need to bring a compass and Western North Carolina Trail Guide South Pisgah/Bent Creek map (both available at Frugal Backpacker). RSVP on Facebook> This awesome event is free and open to the public. Kids + well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome,…

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Spring Intro to Women’s Hiking

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Spring is here and you need to get outdoors and explore, rejuvenate, and connect. Join other women to learn about proper footwear, clothing, and gear for the perfect spring trek. Many people stereotype that women hikers are vulnerable to getting lost, hurt, or assaulted in the wilderness. While part of the joy of hiking is never knowing what’s in store, outdoor expert Belinda Lantz will share many tips, skills, and advice that can make hiking safe and enjoyable for women just…

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Getting Fit for the Outdoors

April 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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Get fit for having more fun! Fitness expert Nancy Craig will lead some simple exercises that can be done at home, on the trail, or even sitting at your desk! She'll also answer questions and talk about her hiking, boating, and outdoors experiences across the nation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat. RSVP on Facebook> This awesome event is free and open to the public. Kids and well-behaved pets with owner on leash are welcome, but this event…

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May 2017
Free

Pack + Plan for a Day Hike

May 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Frugal Backpacker, 52 Westgate Parkway
Asheville, NC 28806 United States
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When you head out for a backpacking weekend, you take care of due diligence: check the weather, pack the tent and gear, and make sure you've got an emergency kit. A day hike is no different. Though you'll just be heading out for a short time, your day pack should be full of essentials and your hike requires some research. Join hiking guru Sandi Newman for this fun and informative workshop. We'll even get together on Saturday, May 13 for…

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