nullThe Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club’s Wilderness Travel Course is offering an early-admissions discount to anyone who’s interested in taking the class next year, but it ends very soon.

If you sign up before December 15th, you’ll save $15 off the tuition for the class, which covers pretty much everything anyone would need to know about staying safe in the wilderness – from map reading and orienteering to water purification, rock climbing, snow camping, and how to make tasty trail meals at camp.

It’s a three month long class that meets once a week, and is a mix of classroom lessons and four hands-on outings. I haven’t taken the class myself, but I’ve known a few hikers who’ve gone through it and they all said they learned invaluable survival skills … and had some fun while they were doing it.

For more info and to sign up, head to the WTC web site.

Have any readers done the WTC? What were your impressions? I’ll have to make a note in next year’s calendar to sign up for the 2011 course!

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