Women's Series features 'What to Pack' with EKU professor 

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Professor Sherry Jones from EKU shares what to pack on day hikes, and overnight camping trips. 

Women with ranges of outdoor experience nestled under the large shelter at Irvine McDowell Park on Thursday evening for some more wilderness tips.

In the third installment of the Women's Wilderness Series, hosted by the Richmond Outdoor Committee and Richmond Parks, participants were able to learn what to pack for hiking and backpack camping.

The workshop was taught by Professor Sherry Jones of EKU's Dept. of Recreation and Park Administration. Jones explained to the group her experience which includes stints at Mt. Zion, Yellowstone, Glacier National, the Smokies, and others.

She told the group she loves national parks, which inspired her to grow and continue her passion for the outdoors. At Thursday evening's meeting, she demonstrated to several women what to pack, as well as how to pack materials.

Displayed on the table Jones showcased different packs, essentials necessary for types of hikes and long trips, as well as tricks for lighter, easier backpacking.

This class was the third one in the series. Other classes included a self defense class with Gina Elliott of AFS Academy of Martial Arts and Fitness as well as survival skills class with Dr. Kelly Watson of EKU’s Division of Natural Areas.

The next series event will be an overnight camping experience where women can test their skills later in the month of October.

For more information about the Richmond Outdoor Committee visit their Facebook page at facebook.com/groups/myrichmondrocks.

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