Backpacking in New England with Mat Jobin
Join Goodwin Conservation Center and Reach Your Summit for a special interactive backpacking fundamentals presentation. Whether you are new to backpacking or a seasoned trekker, you'll learn what is necessary to pack physically and mentally for 3-season trips here in New England and beyond. Enjoy a show-and-tell of gear and learn tips on packing a backpack, campsite selection, efficient hiking, lightweight alternatives, and more drawn from Mat's personal experience out on the trails and in the mountains.
Mat Jobin, is the founder, owner, and guide for the adventure travel company Reach Your Summit. As a guide since 2010, Mat has led hundreds of trips for individuals, business groups, and families. He has hiked considerable distance trails such as the Appalachian Trail, Long Trail, New England Trail, Pacific Crest, and many others with extensive backpacking in Glacier National Park, High Sierras, Cape Breton, Green, White, Taconic Mountains, Berkshires, and more.
This event is jointly sponsored by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA), Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks, and Friends of Goodwin Forest.
The James L. Goodwin Forest and Conservation Education Center were gifts to the people of Connecticut from James L. Goodwin, one of America's first professional foresters and a long-time CFPA Board Member. The Center is jointly managed by the Connecticut Forest & Park Association (CFPA) and the Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection (CT DEEP) Division of Parks. For more information, select here.