The Inter-Mountain Alpine Club is holding the following trips and classes in April:
-- Day hike to Candy Mountain, April 22.Hikers will meet at the Kennedy Center Mall Plaza in West Richland at 5 p.m. and hten will meet at Brix and Brews restaurant afterward.
-- Backpacking school, April 21. There will be presentations on injury and illness in the field, first aid and hypthermia.
-- Day hike, Deschutes River Trail, April 26. This will be a moderate hike in hte Deschutes State Park near Biggs. It is 6-8 miles round trip with minimum elevation gain. Hikers should bring water and lunch and be prepared for cool, windy conditions.
-- Backpacking school, April 28. This session focuses on map reading.
For more information on any of the hikes or backpacking lessons, go to www.imacnw.org.