If you've been wanting to try backpacking, maybe bought some gear but don't really know the first thing to do to start, then come with me and I'll teach you! After we meet in town we will head together to our trail head. There I will give a general backpack packing class and a fitting of your pack to make sure you will be comfortable. All along the way you'll learn about Leave No Trace Principals. Once we get to camp I'll instruct you on how best to set things up and go over the best ways to camp in bear country. The next day we'll get up early, finish our hike out, and you'll be going home knowing how to camp hopefully better than you did before!
Nearest City: New Castle
Maximum Participants: 3
Start Time: 8:30am
Meet-up Location: Food Country USA in New Castle, VA
Minimum age of Participants:
About Me: I've been backpacking for years in Kentucky, Ohio, Tenessee, and Colorado. I left the regular 9-5 two years ago and have been a guide at an Summer Adventure Camp, being able to do everything one can do in the outdoors. I love white water kayaking, rock climbing, and, a little more every day, mountain biking! Mostly, though, I love the mind set you get into on a backpacking trip.
Certifications I Have: Wilderness First Responder, CPR
Provided Gear: I have two extra backpacks and one extra tent, so it would be better if you had your own. If not, I could possibly work out barrowing some more equipment.
Required Gear: Good broken in boots/shoes! Rain jacket, water bottle, backpack, tent, sleeping bag, quick dry clothing (layers and a puffy if it's cold), stove, fuel, eating utensils, food (you'll need Dinner, Breakfast, 2 Lunches and snacks).
Nice-To-Have Gear: Trekking Poles, Crazy Creek Camp Chair (or something similar)