Weekend Skills Workshop: In-Depth Backpacking in the Catskills
Let’s take a deep dive into backpacking skills! Spend three days and two nights in the beautiful Catskill Mountains and acquire the experience to thrive on multi-day outdoor trips. On the first day, we’ll take you through the skills that you are going to need to thrive in the wild. Then, it’s going to be your turn. You will take the lead and practice what you learned. Of course, we’ll be there every step of the way for support and encouragement, but the goal of this adventure weekend is for you to acquire the skills and confidence for a greater enjoyment of the outdoors.
This trip is perfect for you if you have done some backpacking but would like to hone your skills and take on a more demanding terrain, or if you are a regular hiker looking to start doing overnight trips.
We will focus on these skills throughout the weekend:
- What to Pack
- What to Wear
- Packing a Pack
- Fitting a Pack
- Leave No Trace
- Water Treatment
- Choosing a Campsite
- Setting up Camp
- Backcountry Nutrition
- Backcountry Cooking
- Backcountry Cleaning
- Bear Safety
- Fire Safety
- Backcountry Hygiene
- Staying Warm and Dry in a Tent
Looking for more backpacking adventures? Come adventuring with us out west, backpacking the gorgeous gorges of Escalante!
For multi-day trips, as a precaution, we ask that you get a PCR COVID-19 test 3-5 days prior to the trip regardless of vaccination status.
Level: Intermediate (Learn More)
Mileage: ~5 miles per day over challenging Catskills terrain
Elevation Gain: 1,000-2,000 feet per day
Group Size: 2-12 participants
Check-in Time: 6:15 am, September 18th
Departure Time: 6:30 am, September 18th
Return Time: Approximately 8:00 pm, September 20th
Limited spots remaining
While COVID-19 remains a concern, we are limiting our van capacity to a 10-person maximum, including guides, and leaving the middle seat empty in each row. The trips have a $20 fee to accommodate the changes we need to make for the COVID protocol. The fees will only be in effect while we limit capacity on trips. Learn more about what we are doing to keep everyone safe.