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** Other Wed-Fri dates available, please ask ** "I like subjecting myself to the whim of nature with the intention to connect deeply and viscerally with the elements and with myself... Enjoying the favorable conditions for their calmness, and the less favorable conditions for the opportunity to push my comfort zone and EXPAND." --MZJ Ever want to learn wilderness backpacking and feel true vitality in nature? The Guided Nature Immersion is a 2-night / 3-day wilderness backpacking experience for you and up to two friends of any experience level. We'll carry packs with everything we need and hike to a wilderness campsite away from civilization, and you'll learn the fundamentals of lightweight backpacking. The hike will be within a 3-hour drive of Atlanta, and I have plenty of beautiful locations to choose from. PLEASE NOTE: To participate in this outing, you must book the date with a deposit (see below) at least two weeks in advance. RSVP's have been disabled on Meetup. What's Included: - 2-night, 3-day experience: Come alone or bring up to 2 friends. - Trip Planning: I will plan a beautiful hiking route appropriate for the season and your ability level. - Preparation Meeting: To help me get a feel for your physical abilities and ensure I am aware of any health conditions that may affect your experience, and to help you get a better idea of what to expect. - Gear Consult: Gear & clothes can be pricey, and there are so many options out there. I will help you quickly choose what is right for you based on your budget & desired comfort level. - Moral Support: Backpacking is no joke. Nature doesn't care about your well-being. Hiking can push your physical limits. The trials of the experience can bring up all sorts of emotions, and I'm here to help you through all of it. - Some Equipment: I have some equipment for loan. What cannot be loaned must be rented or purchased as instructed. - Access to future long hikes: This hike will give you access to longer hikes I organize in the future. - Personalized instruction throughout the experience (see below). What You'll Learn: - Personal Safety - How to say safe and not get hurt. - Gear Use & Care - How to get the most function & longevity out of your (often expensive) gear & clothing. - Connecting with Nature - Observing and understanding nature's processes, cycles, flora & fauna species & more. - Caring for Your Body - What to do when your body needs attention. - Efficiency and Comfort - Tips & tricks to make your experience more pleasant. - Map Reading & Navigation - Using your phone! - Leave No Trace - Techniques for ensuring that we leave our protected places nicer than we found them. - Nature Photography - How to create eye-popping photos using your phone, to share with your friends & family. - Mindfulness Practice - Using nature and specific prompts to help you connect more deeply to yourself and the environment. - Food Planning - How to pack lightweight food for longer trips Costs & Booking: - 1p: $400 deposit + $900 at outing (=$1300) - 2p: $350pp deposit + $450pp at outing (=$800pp) - 3p: $300pp deposit + $350pp due at outing (=$650pp) (BEST VALUE) - Equipment: A first-timer should budget $1500 - Park entry / Parking fees may apply *Discounts may be available, please inquire Deposit is nonrefundable but may be applied toward a future trip if you need to cancel. If you're interested in booking, please schedule a free 15-minute video call with Moshe by texting[masked] or emailing [masked]. About Moshe: Moshe Jacobson is a wellness coach who is passionate about nature. He began backpacking in 2009, at which time he received his Wilderness First Responder, NOLS Outdoor Educator, and Leave No Trace Master Educator certifications. Since then, he has cumulatively spent over 180 days backpacking in the wilderness and has planned and led countless outings all over the US and even abroad.