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Take your first backpack trip with the experts! Learn about what to bring, how to carry it, what and how to cook, how to manage water, navigation and camp skills, and much more in an intensive 2 day course. The load will be light and the trail easy, designed with beginners in mind.
When: 11/02/2013 08:00 AM
Cost: $
In this class you'll learn to read map contour lines and translate them to the actual terrain. With your compass we'll teach you about magnetic north, true north and declination. Then we'll put it all together to pinpoint your location and plan your route.
When: 11/02/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Hear the inspirational story of two climbers who became friends at 25,000 ft. as they climbed Everest. Learn about the preparation, training, cultural experience, and the emotional states & hardships.
When: 11/02/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Learn basic Climbing skills and technique including specialized equipment use, proper fit of specialized equipment, site safety, knot tying, belay technique, basic climbing technique. This course is designed for new climbers or gym trained climbers looking to transition to the outdoor experience.
When: 11/03/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Eric Larsen, polar explorer, shares entertaining stories from nearly two decades of extreme expeditions, leaving you laughing and inspired.
When: 11/05/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Join our experienced REI staff for a class on the basics of snowshoeing. We will focus on the appropriate selection of gear as well as the basics on what you need and where to go to get started.
When: 11/06/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Meet the members of partner Expedition Denali and see their video, presentation, and photos of their experience summiting North American's highest peak.
When: 11/07/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Tri State's best hiking areas. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable and help you hike at your own pace. See location details for which "Best Hike" we'll be doing.
When: 11/09/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn Essential Camping Skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your bathroom facilities, and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
When: 11/10/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Learn to access local avalanche bulletins and weather reports, recognize basic signs of avalanche danger, and learn simple ways to help avoid avalanche danger.
When: 11/12/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
You like to camp, but have only tried it in the spring, summer & fall? Learn how to plan, stay warm, select winter appropriate gear and what to expect when setting up camp and during your overnight.
When: 11/13/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
REI is collaborating with the Wilderness Medicine Institute of NOLS to offer a 2-day class that will teach you the wilderness medicine skills needed to recreate with confidence in the backcountry.
When: 11/16/2013 09:00 AM
Cost: $
If you never learned to ride a bike or need to relearn the basics, this is the class for you! Our patient instructors use a series of skill-developing exercises to get you up on two wheels. You'll learn to start and stop smoothly while balancing comfortably on a bike. How to Ride a Bike class is for adults and kids 12 and older.
When: 11/16/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
"The Gunks" are a world class rock climbing destination. AMGA certified guides will provide you with friendly and thorough instruction along with technical equipment to take you on a climbing adventure in a relaxed learning environment. Afterwards enjoy dinner (included) with your new climbing partners.
When: 11/17/2013 08:30 AM
Cost: $
In this class you'll learn to read map contour lines and translate them to the actual terrain. With your compass we'll teach you about magnetic north, true north and declination. Then we'll put it all together to pinpoint your location and plan your route.
When: 11/17/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
On easy terrain, our instructors teach basic techniques such as shifting, braking, ascending, descending and maneuvering around obstacles. Novara mountain bikes are provided free for those without a bike. Recommended for ages 14 and older; under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or responsible adult.
When: 11/23/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Join the REI Outdoor School instructors to learn Essential Camping Skills. Our instructors will show you where to position your kitchen area, your bathroom facilities, and your tent site for maximum safety and comfort. Our goal is to teach practical camping skills for use in every situation, from car camping to long-distance backpacking.
When: 11/24/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
In this class you'll learn to read map contour lines and translate them to the actual terrain. With your compass we'll teach you about magnetic north, true north and declination. Then we'll put it all together to pinpoint your location and plan your route.
When: 12/01/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Bike commuting means different things to everyone, and before you start, it's important to understand why you ride. This will impact where you ride, how frequently you ride, and what gear you may need.
When: 12/03/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Want to become a skier or snowboarder? We'll cover the basics of appropriate equipment and clothing, discuss ways to stay warm and comfortable, help you gain an understanding of what to expect and local resorts that are perfect for learners.
When: 12/04/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
New to hiking? On this outing you'll learn about the gear and clothing that can make your hikes more comfortable and enjoyable. We'll practice some techniques to help you hike more efficiently and cover skills such as route finding and emergency preparedness.
When: 12/07/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Head out into the field for a day of hands-on GPS navigation training. You'll learn how to enter waypoints, use the tracklog on your GPS, and transfer information between the unit and your map. If you own a GPS unit, please bring it.
When: 12/08/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
Colleen McGuire has traveled to over 45 Greek islands and all over the mainland - mostly by bicycle. Her slideshow presents highlights, tips and secrets to exploring Greece on two wheels.
When: 12/10/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Free your heel and your mind will follow. Join REI as we share information and tips for getting into cross-country skiing.
When: 12/11/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Taking care of your skis/board will help you have a great time on the slopes. Our technician will examine how and why waxes work and base preparation: structure, repair and stone grinding.
When: 12/12/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Few places on the planet are as mysterious and awe-inspiring as the Amazon Rainforest. Join naturalist and explorer Paul Rosolie for an interactive report from the field.
When: 12/13/2013 07:00 PM
Cost: Free
Have you wanted to learn to ski or snowboard but just don't know how to get started? Join the REI Outdoor School, the Professional Ski Instructors of America, American Association of Snowboard Instructors, and Windham Mountain Resort in this great first-time experience.
When: 12/15/2013 06:00 AM
Cost: $
Come join an REI Outdoor School Instructor on a hike in one of the Tri State's best hiking areas. We'll introduce you to local natural gems, teach you a few tips for making hiking more comfortable and help you hike at your own pace. See location details for which "Best Hike" we'll be doing.
When: 12/15/2013 10:00 AM
Cost: $
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