This is a group for men and women (and dogs) new to backpacking that would like a little extra guidance in getting started. Whether you need counsel in backpacking 101 or you need a little extra boost in getting started, I would love to have the opportunity to teach and/or inspire. I myself am a well seasoned backpacker and a passionate outdoor enthusiast. I currently teach backpacking courses for beginners and backpacking with your dog. As a current wilderness first responder and years of experience leading and teaching in the outdoor industry, I feel confident in my ability to help you become proficient in backpacking!