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Wilderness Travel Course

Once a year, the Sierra Club holds a course called the Wilderness Travel Course (WTC) held in four locations:  West Los Angeles, Pasadena, Carson, and Tustin.

It's 10 classroom sessions and four field trips. Navigation, First Aid, Gear, Planning, Snow Travel, Snow Camping, Rock Travel (class 3 maximum), Clothing, etc. Yes, it's $300 something, but check out a single weekend class at REI -- they're about $300 for just the weekend. This is a bargain and super helpful for anyone serious about backcountry travel.

I have no affiliation other than I attended in 2007 and really got a lot out of it (even though I had been hiking for a long time).  This is just information on a once-a-year opportunity to sort of up your game in terms of technical knowledge.  

Here's a link if anyone is interested:  Wilderness Travel Course.  There's a  discount that expires December 15th.

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