More and more people are choosing backpacking as a recreational activity. Why? Many people tell us that they are seeking relief from the pressures and pace of urbanized living. Traveling by foot into the backcountry, they find unparalleled opportunities to learn more about nature and about themselves. The wilderness offers challenges and rewards not available in other areas of their lives. Also, backpacking provides an excellent, sometimes the only, way to travel into pristine areas in search of beauty and solitude.
Educating people in safe and environmentally friendly practices for traveling into the backcountry is one of Trail Patrol’s core responsibilities. We offer backpacking classes for novices seeking to take up backpacking as well as for experienced backpackers.
The following classes are currently offered:
Looking for ideas on how to improve your backpacking skills? Looking for ideas of where to go? We have information on gear, techniques, recipies, places to go, safety, and how to enjoy the backcountry while minimizing your environmental impact.
Trail Patrol’s backpacking committee is a dedicated group of men and women who are passionate about backpacking and sharing their knowledge with others. They are the instructors and facilitators who teach the backpacking classes and the leaders who guide the overnight backpacking trips.
Contact the Trail Patrol Backpacking Committee Chair.
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