Intro to Backpacking Course

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Intro to Backpacking

Are you ready to start exploring the backcountry and staying overnight, but don't know where to start? Uplift Adventures is instructing an Intro to Backpacking program to build your confidence and to help you can make good decisions in the backcountry.

We will begin this course on Friday night with a classroom session to go over how to pack, trip planning, and prepare for our adventure. On Saturday, we will head out to the trail head to start our adventure for an overnight backpacking adventure. We will teach field skills including some basic navigation, setting up a campsite, backcountry cooking, efficiencies, safety, and more. Then on Sunday, we will will pack up camp and return to the trail head.

Is this the adventure for you?
This experience is meant for people who have hiked before and want to go to the next level by overnight backpacking. You will want to be fit enough to carry a backpack that is ideally a third your weight and carry it uphill. You may have even tried backpacking before and you want to become better and make better choices in the backcountry.

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Castle Day Hike

"The Intro to Backpacking Course was incredible – I was terrified to camp in the backcountry, but [the guide] taught me all of the basics and it was so fun!!! We laughed so much and I learned a ton. I felt such a sense of accomplishment after that trip and it really prepared me to continue to camp in the backcountry."

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