Learn the basics of backpacking with Ranger Lindsay Contreras at Mount Burdell Preserve. You’ll learn how to plan for a multi-day outing in the back country and what things you should bring. Afterwards you can practice with your gear (bringing a backpack is optional)and take an easy hike through the preserve. From Hwy 101 in Novato, take the exit for San Marin Dr west 2.1 miles. Turn right onto San Carlos Way and follow to end (dead end).