Wilderness Corps backpack crash course series is a three part installment geared to turn the intermediate/advanced hiker into a educated backpacker from gear talk to planning trips to actual backpacking . The short series includes a hands-on display of basic gear which will include backpacks, tents, sleeping bags, cooking systems, food and water filtration systems. We will also touch on Leave No Trace, trip planning and emergency planning. This series will end with a overnight trip into Vicente Flat in the Ventana Wilderness (less than 6 miles).
This series is an opportunity for experienced backpackers to share their tips and tricks that may be new and/or interesting to the group. We encourage the more experienced backpackers to share or loan gear; and meet new people that like backpacking as well. If your interested in going with us on some of our back country stewardship trips, or Wilderness Corps backpack trips, come and join us. If your a seasoned backpacker come out and lend a hand and be a mentor.
The series will include the following:
February 22nd -- #1. Basic Gear + Cooking Systems/Food + Water Filtration Systems.
March 8th-- #2. Leave No Trace + Emergency Planning + Trip Planning Basics.
March 22nd/23rd #3. Vicente Flat in Ventana Wilderness (2 days/1 night)
Photo Credit: Willa Hisle, Vicente Flat Trail.
In the first session of the Backpack Crash Course, we will display some basic equipment including backpacks, tents, sleeping bags water filtration systems and various cooking systems. We will have samples from a variety of pre-packaged dehydrated meals which you will prepare and share with the group. Meals will include entrees from Packit Gourmet, Mary Jane side dishes, and dessert. We will discuss homemade dehydrated foods and food you would not ordinarily think to include for backpacking from plain old grocery stores.
How to RSVP
Just sign up. Open to all but space is limited. This will be limited to 15 people.
Where to Meet
Monterey Veteran's Memorial Park. Map to location can be found here: http://goo.gl/maps/cGYox