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How to have more fun backpacking with Rick Light

Jan 20, 2018

5:00 pm potluck & 6:30 pm presentation

Conventional backpackers can learn from ultralight backpackers how to carry a lighter pack while still preserving comfort and safety; have more fun! Author of book: Backpacking the Light Way.

Richard A. Light is an instructor of backpacking, rock climbing, and other outdoor skills. He has been backpacking, climbing, hiking, skiing, and generally active in the outdoors for more than 50 years. He is an REI Outdoor School Instructor who especially loves telemark skiing, rock climbing, backcountry backpacking, canyoneering, snowshoeing, building igloos, and reveling in the beauty and majesty of nature. Rick taught skiing as an RMSIA/PSIA fully certified alpine instructor in the late 1960s and early 1970s. He has been designing and leading multiday backpacks in remote areas of the Grand Canyon since 1993. He loves playing in the high country above timberline, canyoneering through slot canyons, exploring backcountry with no trails, teaching and helping others, and, especially, just being in the silence and wonder of wilderness. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Please bring a potluck dish to share. Guests and non-members are welcome with a $3 clubhouse donation fee. Please RSVP to