COS offers ‘Backpacking in the Sierra’ class


TULARE — The College of the Sequoias Training Resource Center will be offering a Backpacking in the Sierra class. The class will hold instructional meetings on Wednesdays, Sept. 5, 12, 19 and 26 from 7 to 9 p.m. They will then go on a backpacking trip on Oct. 5-7, 2018 in the Sierra Nevada mountains. The class is taught by Dr. Tom Lionvale.

This is a great class for beginners who have wanted to take an extended trip to the Sierra, but weren’t sure what to bring or where to go. This class will teach you what to bring, how to prepare and the best places to visit for your interests. This course is all about fun and will be capped off by a 3-day weekend in the Sierra to let you apply what you learned. Although designed for the inexperienced, those with moderate experience have commented that the course was valuable and fun.

One previous backpacking student gave the following review: “This class is awesome! If backpacking into the Sierra is on your bucket list, do this. Dr. Lionvale is all about minimal and borrowing supplies. I bought a spork and a headlamp and borrowed, or shared, everything else. Also, you are under the most capable tutelage with Dr. Lionvale. The array of students was yet another asset! This is not just a class, it is an experience.”

The cost for the class is $100, however you will need to purchase, borrow or rent your own supplies which Dr. Lionvale will give you advice to do inexpensively. For more information or to register, visit or call the Training Resource Center at 559-688-3130.

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