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YVCC Offers Classes for the Outdoor Enthusiast

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Yakima Valley Community College will offer classes this Spring Quarter 2013 for people who want to wet a line or climb a mountain.

BEGINNING FLY FISHING; Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm

  • The class will be held April 4 to May 2. $80 payable to YVCC at registration plus a $20 usage fee to be paid during class.This class will cover equipment, castings, knots, flies, and where and when to fish. Wait to purchase any equipment until after the first class; equipment is covered in the first class. Students must supply their own fly-fishing gear. There are two field trips. If you have questions, email gary.fairbanks@yahoo.com or call 509-952-3824.

INTERMEDIATE FLY FISHING; Thursdays 7:00-9:00pm

  • The class will be held May 9 to June 6. $80 payable to YVCC at registration plus a $20 usage fee to be paid during the class.There will be two field trips. This class is a continuation of Beginning Fly Fishing or for those with some fly-fishing experience. It will cover what flies to use, when and where to fish, moving water, and still water. Students must supply their own fly-fishing gear. If you have questions, email gary.fairbanks@yahoo.com or call 509-952-3824.

BASIC MOUNTAINEERING; M 7:00-9:30pm

  • $15 lab fee. The class will beh held April 22 to June 29. Fee  Schedule: $15 to YVCC at registration and a suggested donation of $150 to Central Washington Mountain Rescue, payable first evening of class. There are five evening classes at YVCC (April 22 to May 20, 2013). The rest will be taught onsite, outdoors. This course will cover basic equipment, risk and hazard evaluation, physiological needs of climbers, basic rock climbing through easy fifth class, how to set up a top rope system, safe methods of snow and glacier travel, and crevasse rescue techniques. For further information, email bmc@cwmr.org, write to Central Washington Mountain Rescue, PO Box 2663, Yakima, WA 98907, or call 509-574-4720.  Prerequisite: Minimum age of 18. Required: general physical fitness (ability to carry a pack with overnight gear three miles uphill over uneven rocky and snowy terrain), personal gear such as pack and appropriate clothing, transportation to field sessions, reading from text, participation in class and field sessions, and a possible overnight excursion.

Visit YVCC’s Website here.

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