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REI Encinitas: Backpacking the Sierra to Mt. Whitney
March 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Join TSX Challenge co-founder Chris Casado for an inspirational and informative talk on Backpacking the Sierra to Mt. Whitney, hosted by REI Encinitas.
Get inspired to hike Mt. Whitney. Chris Casado, co-founder of the Trans-Sierra Xtreme Challenge has spent countless summers camping in secluded lakes basins, crossing high alpine passes, following rushing rivers, and climbing majestic peaks. Join Chris for a digital presentation of his favorite high Sierra adventure, a week-long 75-mile journey across remote sections of Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks to the summit of Mt. Whitney. Learn the nuts and bolts of planning a multi-day backcountry trek, including gear, permits, weather and safety considerations, Leave No Trace principles, and protecting your food from bears. Find out tips for making a wilderness adventure of this magnitude a rewarding experience for all ages.