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 9.9 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.
Cost for this outdoor course and day hike is $45 and we will provide you with course notes and a map. We will meet at 7:00 a.m. at the Target parking lot in North Lafayette 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.