Advanced Backpacking Bootcamps
Do you want to expand your skills and gain confidence on trail? This course is designed for new backpackers, backpackers that have not been out on trail recently, and those that want to enhance their skills and apply the knowledge they already possess. Our advanced bootcamps combine hiking and camping in a back-country setting. Our primary goal is to help reinforce the knowledge base that backpackers already have so that they can safely plan and execute a multi-day hike. We share information such as trip planning, route/location selection, water filtration methods, basic first aid, fire starting techniques, as well as GPS, compass use, and map reading.
Manistee River Trail,
Manistee County, Michigan
Established in 1938 the Manistee National Forest is located in northwest region of lower Michigan. Formerly a logging area, the Manistee forest is covered in deep, thick forests edged with sand bluffs that overlook the river on the east side. Some of the most beautiful campsites you'll see in the Midwest can be found here. 2 trails skirt the Manistee River, the MRT and part of the NCT.