Backpacking & Wilderness Navigation Course Itinerary
Upon sign up, we will send you our richly detailed, pre-trip information package.
Day 1: We begin the course at 6:30am with a thorough gear check, food check and review of proper packing techniques. Next, we review map and compass skills, then load the van. We take a scenic ferry ride across Puget Sound and drive to the trailhead and set up our first camp. Techniques taught include: obtaining backcountry permits, preparing and storing food, constructing and selecting tent sites.
Days 2-3: We'll leave the campground and hike into the backcountry. We will spend two full days on the trail and set a different camp each night. We'll learn proper wilderness camping and survival techniques, and apply this knowledge in a direct and immediate fashion. On the trail's varied terrain, we'll encounter diverse flora and fauna. Weather conditions are taken into consideration as we pair correct technique with decision-making. We'll also place emphasis on safety in the wilderness and discuss proper first aid.
Day 4: We'll break camp and return to the trailhead, then to Seattle. The last day of the course provides the opportunity to use all the skills we have learned.Return to Top of Page