Fri, Nov 13|
Garden of the Gods/River to River Trail
Advanced Backpacking Bootcamp-Illinois
Do you want to expand your skills and gain confidence on trail? This course is designed for backpackers that want to increase their comfort level in a back country setting. Our goal is to ensure you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to safely plan and execute a multi day trip.
Time & Location
Nov 13, 2020, 4:00 PM – Nov 15, 2020, 2:00 PM
Garden of the Gods/River to River Trail, Herod, IL 62947, USA
About The Event
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 posses. This event combines 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 will share information such as staging vehicles, deciding how to select a campsite, advanced water filtration techniques, planning appropriate daily mileage.
Under guidance of the instructors participants will determine campsites, mileage per day, water sources, and other important factors over the course of 2.5 days. Basic first aid principles will be reviewed as will basic knots, map reading and fire starting techniques. This event will involve hiking a total of approximately 12 miles over 2.5 days including a 2 mile night hike on Friday! The terrain where we will be hiking may contains steep hills, ravines, drop offs, ledges, unstable and rocky terrain, wooden crossings, and can be strenuous at times. The trails may also be wet, slippery, muddy, and rocky. Drinking water will be obtained and filtered from area creeks or will be provided by event hosts. This event will include night hiking as well as setting up a campsite in the dark.
Gear rental is available for an extra fee and includes the following:
-1 or 2 person tent
-Backpacking stove/fuel canister
-Dry Bag for food storage
No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% service fee. Refund will be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering.
Admission is for 1 person. Client must obtain their own gear. We will contact you with a list of required gear prior to the start of the trip.
Bring a Friend Promotion!
Admission is for 2 people. Pay for 1 person at full price, bring a friend for half off! Both gues450ts must obtain their own gear. We will contact you with a list of required gear prior to the start of the trip.
Admission w/Gear Rental
This reservation for 1 person with gear rental. We will contact you with a list of additional required gear prior to the start of the trip. Client is responsible for contacting us to determine proper backpack size. Gear rental includes: -Backpack -1 or 2 person tent -Sleeping bag -Sleeping pad -Sleeping pillow -Backpacking stove/fuel canister -Water filter -Headlamp -Trekking Poles -Dry Bag for food storage
1 Day Meal Package
This package includes everything you will need for 1 day including breakfast bars/breakfast meal, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, lunch meal, dehydrated backpacking meal and a dessert.
3 Day Meal Package
This package includes everything you will need for 3 days including breakfast bars/breakfast meal, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, lunch meals, dehydrated backpacking meals and desserts.
Hammock System Gear Rental
This add on gear rental includes the following: (1)Dream Hammock Darien 11' hammock, (1) Hammock Gear 40 degree underquilt, (1) tarp, and (1) set of tree straps with carabiners.