This is our level 2 event for our “Beginner to Advanced Backpacking Series”. This is a learning event that features an introduction to backpacking and hiking and a day hike through a local wilderness area where we put into action some of the basic skills that we will cover. Your guide will cover:
- Planning Logistics
- Route Planning
- The “10 Essentials of Hiking”
- Basic Backcountry Navigation
- Wilderness Travel
We will spend about an hour going over the three topics followed by a 4.5 mile hike through the wilderness where we will reinforce the basics that were covered. We will hike in 3 mile segments while taking breaks between each segment. 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 & a lunch
- Small pack to keep your hands free
- Something to take notes on.
We will meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Office Depot parking lot in North Lafayette next to the Tesla charging station, where we will then drive up to the trailhead. You can also choose to meet us at the designated trail head around 9:00 a.m.