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[pct-l] CAMPFEST THIS WEEKEND
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
HIKING, PACKING AND CAMPING SKILLS FEATURED AT CAMPFEST
Outdoor recreation enthusiasts can participate in over forty
workshops and hands-on clinics this Saturday at the Pacific Crest Trail
Association's Annual Campfest at Camp Herms in El Cerrito.
Experts will offer expert advice on everything needed for safe an=
enjoyable wilderness travel on foot or horseback. A sample of topics
includes Dutch Oven Cooking, GIS/GPS Mapping Tools, Hiking with Children,=
Horse and Llama Packing, Mountain Medicine, Orienteering, Stealth Camping=
Trail Maintenance, Wilderness Photography and Woodcarving.
A special program for younger children will give moms and dads an=
opportunity to enjoy the clinics and workshops without junior in tow. An=
auction of outdoor recreation gear from some of the country=92s best know=
manufacturers, and a traditional campfire program featuring old fashion
sing-alongs and cowboy poet, Bill Roberts, will round out the day.
California trail guide author Jeffrey Schaffer and Pacific Crest
Trail Guidebooks co- author Dr. Ben Schifrin will be on hand to answer
questions and discuss the making of the PCT and how to enjoy it. Several=
PCT thru-hikers will also be on hand to show pictures and discuss their
hikes on the longest completed scenic trail in the country.
Dr. Ben York, the only person to thru-ride the trail in one seaso=
will be on hand to discuss his experience and offer advice to trail rider=
and back country horsemen on "Gentle Use" and low-impact stock packing.
Cartographer, Tom Harrison, will discuss map reading and the type=
of maps to use when planning a trip in the wilderness. Dr. Schifrin will=
discuss wilderness first aid in a session entitled =93Blisters, Bumps and=
Bruises=94 and cold weather first aid in another entitled =93Hell, and Wh=
Representatives of the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land
Management, Alameda County Search and Rescue, Bay Area Ridge Trail Counci=
and Contra Costa County Search and Rescue will also be on hand for
demonstrations and seminars.
Camp Herms is located just off of Arlington Blvd between Portrero=
Avenue and Mosser Lane, and borders Wildcat Canyon Regional Park. A free=
shuttle will run every half-hour between the Del Norte BART station and
A $6.00 entrance fee of covers all workshops and clinics. Lunch
and dinner are available by reservation only. Call Campfest at (888)
PC-TRAIL or (916) 349-2109 for more information or meal reservations.
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