Backpacking Bootcamp

Backpacking Bootcamp 01/12/19

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Date(s) - 01/12/2019 - 01/13/2019

Arizona, Cottonwood Arizona



Our Class is designed for inexperienced or new backpackers. The boot camp combines hiking and camping in a backcountry setting. Our primary goal is to help members become self sufficient and confident with their gear and gain the skills required to be safe while hiking..

This event will involve hiking a total of approximately 10 miles over 2 days. The terrain where we will be hiking contains steep hills, ravines, drop offs, ledges, and rocky terrain,  and can be strenuous at times. The trails may also be wet, slippery, muddy, and rocky. Drinking water will be obtained and filtered from area creeks or rivers.

Course Highlights:

Pack Shakedown before we hike

Leave no Trace Principles review

Multi Using your Gear

Gear selection

Starting a Fire in wet conditions

Water Filtration techniques

Meal Preparation/Food storage/Cookware

Foot care and Hygiene on the trail



Bookings are closed for this event.

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In 2003 I completed a Thru-Hike on the Appalachian Trail. Since then I have over 12,000 miles underfoot and 20 years of backpacking, and camping experience. Certifications include WFA, WFR, LNT Trainer, and belong to AORE. Have been guiding backpacking trips for over 10 years. The outdoors has taught me one thing. Trusting the Trail! really does provide everything a person needs.

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