MO Department of Conservation offers free online backpacking workshop Fri Jan 22nd | KMMO

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The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is scheduled to offer a free virtual backpacking workshop from 1 to 2 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2021.

MDC says this event for all ages will help individuals and families get started backpack camping.

Participants will learn to plan for safety and comfort. Tips on how to pack everything needed for a multi-day backpacking trip will be presented. The session will be taught by Lisa Richter, an MDC naturalist who hiked the 2,200-mile Appalachian Trail. Missouri has many scenic trails open to backpackers.

Registration is required for this online virtual program. To register, visit .