This fun filled class is the perfect way to get introduced to the outdoors. It is designed for novice wilderness travelers and day hikers wishing to learn the skills necessary to execute a successful overnight adventure. On this two-day trip we discuss equipment selection and use of overnight gear including tents, stoves, cook gear, sleeping bags, backpacks, water filters and more. We offer tips and suggestions on how to efficiently load a pack, plan meals, and choose campsites. Other topics include how to deal with inclement weather, lightening storms, recognizing objective hazards, dealing with animals from rodents to bears, and designing itineraries. All information imparted has come collectively through many years of backcountry travel and we will pass on many of our instructor’s “secrets” and “tricks of the trade”. This course follows all the guidelines for Leave No Trace ethics.
$220.00 per person based on a group of four or more
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Sierra Mountaineering International is an authorized mountaineering guide service operating in partnership under special use permit with the Inyo National Forest, Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, Joshua Tree National Park, and other agencies where applicable.
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