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Winter Backpacking Fundamentals with Reach Your Summit

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 10:00am - Monday, December 18, 2017 - 12:45pm
CFPA Headquarters
16 Meriden Rd
Middlefield, Connecticut 06481
Event Type: 
All are welcome
Event Description: 

Backpacking season doesn't have to end once the temperature drops. Learn how you can enjoy the colder weather and winter backpacking both safely and comfortably. Join Reach Your Summit owner and guide Mat Jobin for a fun, informative and interactive presentation drawn from Mat's personal experience out on the trails and in the mountains.. Enjoy a show-and-tell of gear and learn about topics such as Trip Planning, Choosing The Right Gear, Clothing Selection For Cold Weather, Winter Travel, Setting Up Camp, How To Sleep Warm, Tips, Tricks, Methods & Safety Tips. 

To register, please visit: https://www.reachyoursummit.net/events/winter-backpacking-fundamentals-c...

The presenter, 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, taught outdoor fitness classes, given public speeches and has been an outdoor adventure guide for a World-Class five-star destination spa and luxury property. He holds a safety certification in Wilderness Medicine and First Aid, Kayak Water Rescue, and CPR/AED for The Professional Rescuer. He is also a former Boy Scout.

He has completed or hiked a considerable way on long-distance trails, including:

​- The Appalachian Trail
- Long Trail
- New England Trail
- Pacific Crest Trail
- John Muir Trail
- Midstate Trail
- The Pemi-Loop
- Presidential Traverse
- Catamount Trail

And has backpacked extensively in areas, including:

​- Glacier National Park
- High Sierras
- Cape Breton Highlands
- Green Mountains
- White Mountains
- Taconic Mountains
- Berkshires
- Catskills
- Rocky Mountains
- Cheaha Wilderness

For more information, blog posts, trip offerings & rates or to begin booking your own private trip with Mat, please visit Reach Your Summit

Inclement Weather: 
Rain or shine
Registration Fee: 
RSVP Requirement: 
RSVP required
For Questions, Contact: 
Mat Jobin, Reach Your Summit

This event is co-sponsored by Connecticut Forest & Park Association and Reach Your Summit.

Reach Your Summit is committed to getting you out into the mountains or onto the trails and water, where you can achieve your optimal self. Their mission is to help foster leadership skills, team building, growth in self-confidence and promote health, fitness, environmental awareness, and conservation through outdoor educational experiences. They offer a wide range of diverse, private guided and fully customized outdoor trips and lessons year-round in New England and New York. You can also join a group on one of their special events. They work with all skill levels and abilities, helping you or your group achieve your goals while minimizing risks.

Rediscover yourself, reconnect with nature and explore the great outdoors with us today!