Be Prepared For: Rain, cold, heat, rugged terrain Meeting Time & Place: Saturday, 9:00 a.m., REI Austin Gateway front parking lot, 9901 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin 78759. Estimated Return Time and Place: Sunday, 3:00 p.m. REI Austin Gateway front parking lot, 9901 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin 78759. Coordinator Contact Information: Mina Loomis (512) 797-3525 firstname.lastname@example.org Itinerary and Description of Event Activities: This trip is being offered on two separate weekends. When registering, please be sure to mark the weekend you want. Each trip is limited to a total of 20 participants, so register early to be sure of getting the trip you want. Inks Lake State Park is about a 90-minute drive west of Austin, a few miles past Burnet off Texas Hwy 29. We will hike about a mile in to our camp. Van drivers will be trip leaders and/or parents. Participants who ride in Camp Fire vans or with volunteer drivers are encouraged to bring an appropriate contribution for their driver’s gas. This trip includes the Map and Compass Skills Workshop, important for safely “staying found” in the backcountry. We will also learn about different kinds of backpacking shelters, and practice using them. Backpackers should bring their own gear and meals, as detailed in equipment lists provided at Orientation. Bring water containers sufficient for approximately 1 gallon of water per person. Water containers may be filled at the Park. For more information about Inks Lake State Park, visit the park web site at www.tpwd.state.tx.us. Note: Unless we run short of seat belts, Austin-are trip participants will be transported in Camp Fire vans for this trip.