Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series: Level 1 – Afternoon Hike

Jeremiah Pastor “The Bullfrog” – AcadianX Lead Adventure Guide

This is our level 1 event for our “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series”. This is a learning event that features an introduction to backpacking and hiking and an afternoon hike through a local park where we put into action some of the basic skills that we will cover. Your instructor will cover:

      • The “10 Essentials of Hiking”
      • Basic Backcountry Navigation
      • Wilderness Travel – Basic Routefinding Skills

We will spend about an hour going over the three topics followed by a 3-mile hike through nature where we will reinforce the basics that were covered. A map of the route we will take is provided. You will need to bring:

      • Good athletic shoes or hiking boots
      • Water or sports drink
      • Snacks
      • Small pack to keep your hands free
      • Something to take notes on.

Parking is available near the nature station trailhead and the class will be held on the top floor of the nature station which is 1/4 mile down the trail or across the campground.  See map for details.

You can download the course documents here:

Notes on How to Start Day Hiking

Level 1 Afternoon Hike – Course Notes

You can download the trail map here:

Acadiana Park Trail Map – Level 1

2 Replies to “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series: Level 1 – Afternoon Hike”

  1. It was a Pleasure meeting you today. Thank you for sharing your knowledge. The class was very interesting. Thank you for all you do.

    1. I had a blast doing this! Thank you for doing this class! I can’t wait to do more of these hikes!

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