Canceled: Learn How: Backpack / Yellow River, IA

Need an escape from your daily routine? This weekend is for you! Join us backpacking and exploring the Yellow River State Forest in Iowa. We will be spending time in the Paint Creek Unit, which is home to over 25 miles of scenic trails rated from easy to moderate difficulty. Although we do recommend at least some prior camping experience, this trip is great for first-time or seasoned backpackers alike! Included in the registration fee is transportation to/from, leadership, all meals, equipment (backpacks, group cook gear, headlamps) and camping gear (sleeping bags, pads, and tents).

Pre-Trip Meeting: Wed., Apr. 15 at 4 p.m. in the Rec Center Leaders Lounge (Required)

Date(s) and time(s): Sat, Apr. 18, 7 a.m. – Sun, Apr. 19, 7 p.m.

Registration costs and deadlines : NIU Student: $40.00 Faculty/Staff/Community: $100.00 by 4/14.

Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 AM

More dates through April 19, 2020

Yellow River State Forest, Harpers Ferry, Iowa

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