Hiking & Backpacking Trips
Registration Deadlines - all of our trips and most courses have registration deadlines. This is so we can prep gear and ensure that we meet our minimum registration requirements. Please make sure that you register before these deadlines to secure a spot on the trip.
Pre-Trip Meetings - Our backpacking courses require attendance at a pre-trip meeting, which will provide you with information related to your enjoyment and safety in the activity. Pre-trip meetings are held in Outdoor Program Trip Planning Room or Resource Center. Failure to attend this meeting may result in loss of trip fees and inability to participate in the course.
Equipment - All equipment necessary for our backpacking courses will be provided. In an effort to keep our costs down and limit the amount of cars used on our trips carpooling is required unless otherwise noted in the course description. Food is not provided and OP employees are instructors, not "guides" so plan to help out during the course.
Transportation: In order to keep the costs of our trips as low as possible, Carpooling using participant and instructors cars will take place (please bring $5 gas money for the driver).
Introduction to Backpacking
Want to learn how to backpack on your own, or do you need a refresher? Then this is the course for you. This course will get you out on the trail and in the wilderness for 1 to 2 nights. While on the trail and during your pre-trip meeting you will learn how to pack a pack, set up camp, navigate using a map and compass, cook, plan a menu, and many other important skills to travel the back country in comfort and safety. Backpacking equipment and food while on the trail is included in the cost of the course.
The first class (required) meets the Thursday before your field day at the Outdoor Program office at 6pm. The second portion will be in the field over the weekend.
Times: 8 am - 4 pm
Dates: Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014 to Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Location: Golden Gate Canyon SP
Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - 5:00 pm
Class Room Portion: Outdoor Program Classroom
Registration Deadline: Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 - 4:00 pm
Number of Participants: 8
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