Outdoor Adventures: Beginner Backpacking

Need an escape from your daily routine? This weekend is for you! Join us in backpacking and exploring the Yellow River State Forest in Iowa. Yellow River State Forest is located in northeast Iowa and is home to stunning views, beautiful woodlands and meandering trout streams. We'll spend time in the Paint Creek Unit, which is home to over 25 miles of scenic trails rated from easy to moderate difficulty. This trip is great for first-time or seasoned backpackers alike. Included in the registration fee is transportation to/from the site, leadership, all meals, equipment (backpacks, group cook gear, headlamps) and camping gear (sleeping bags, pads and tents). 

Date and Time(s): Friday, Oct. 15 at 4 p.m.  to Sunday, Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. 

Registration cost and deadline: NIU student: $100, non-student: $150 by Oct. 12.

Online advance registration through Fusion.  

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Sunday, October 17 to 5:00 PM

Yellow River State Forest, IA

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