Backpacking Course

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Take your adventure into your own hands this year.  

Learn valuable wilderness skills to give you the confidence to begin planning your own day and overnight hikes.  This course utilizes written and virtual material for interactive learning.  Once you register, your instructor will email you material by sections when the course starts in March of 2022.  You will be expected to read/watch the material, take quizzes, and then attend Q&A sessions and demonstrations with your instructor through virtual meetings.  Wilderness Skills include:

  • basic navigation
  • how to pack less and do more
  • emergency first aid
  • meal planning
  • water filtration
  • Leave No Trace principles
  • physical conditioning
  • trip planning
  • basic survival skills
  • basic risk management


Upon completing the course you'll be ready to join one of our group overnight backpacking trips this summer:

  • Beginner Hike Thursday July7th - Friday July 8th (5 miles)
  • Intermediate Hike Thursday July 21st - Friday July 22nd (8 miles)
  • Advanced Hike Wednesday August 17th - Saturday August 20th (30 miles)

DO NOT CHOOSE YOUR HIKE BASED ON DATES. Choose your hike based on your fitness and skill level. 

*Capacity for each trip is limited to 10 to accommodate trail rules and COVID-19 guidelines. 


Diana Layton, Guide/Programs Director

If you have completed this course in a previous year, please contact Diana Layton directly to sign up for one of the group hikes.