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Hiking Events

Register by July 28

Date: Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 1:30pm

Location: Cape Girardeau Nature Center

Backpacking is an amazing way to explore some of Missouri’s most remote, wild places but starting off safely can seem like a daunting task. This program is designed to help you create a packing list, choose gear, properly load your pack, and find places to hike. (ages 12+)

Please make sure that your MDC account includes an accurate email address, so that you can receive a link to the virtual program.