Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Obed Wild and Scenic River to offer climbing clinic for beginners

The Obed Wild and Scenic River has announced two programs that will take place on Saturday, November 2nd. The first will allow you to bring any questions you have and join National Park Service rangers for a free cup of coffee at Lilly Bridge from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (EDT).

Then, meet at Lilly Bridge at 11 a.m. (EDT) for their Climb with a Ranger program. If you have ever wanted to try the sport of rock climbing but did not know where to begin, let park rangers help eliminate some of the uncertainty for you. The park will provide all of the gear. All that you need to bring is drinking water, sturdy footwear, a willingness to try new things and a can-do attitude. Depending on participant interests and ability levels, participants will travel to one of several different climbing areas around the park. Participants can expect to be back to their vehicles by approximately 3 p.m. (EDT). Would be rock climbers of all ages are encouraged to attend. These programs will be held regardless of weather conditions.

No reservations are necessary for either of these free events. For more information regarding the two events, please contact the Obed Wild and Scenic River at 423-346-6294.

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