Let us help you with your first backpacking experience. Join our instructors on an overnight trip to a nearby scenic camp. Our instructors explain how to choose and use equipment (including how to load and carry your backpack) to maximize your comfort and fun. You'll also learn about campsite selection, camp cooking, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette. The course includes all required gear (backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, and water filters) and food.
Learn how to pack a backpack for fit, balance, and accessibility
Learn techniques of how to properly wear and hike with a backpack for ultimate comfort on the trail
Learn additional camp skills such as choosing a campsite, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, and Leave No Trace principles
Discover local areas where overnight backpacking is available.
PRICE: $250 for REI members $270 for nonmembers