Backpacking for Beginners: Cheaha State Park
-Callie Thornton, Backpacker Magazine
Have you ever wanted to get into backpacking but you were not sure where to start? If so, these classes are everything you need! They are limited to a maximum of 10 participants each so quality instruction is assured.
Cheaha State Parks Assistant Superintendent, Callie Thornton, has backpacked the entire Alabama and Georgia Pinhoti Trail and is currently section hiking the Appalachian Trail. She is the owner of Hiker Hostel and has been featured in Backpacker Magazine for her ability to teach others how to prep for “backpacking like a pro.” She will be teaching a special backpacker series here in the park for beginners. The series will be followed by a group backpacking trip lead by Callie where participants get to put everything they’ve learned to use.
Note: Participants can attend any of the sessions however, to attend the overnight trip, participants must reserve a place on the hike and must attend sessions 2 and 3. All costs include admission to the park.