Level II: Intermediate Backpacking

Trip Length: 2 nights, 8-12 miles

Prerequisite: Level I Backpacking or equivalent experience

The course is designed for participants with some backpacking experience who are looking for a guided, primitive experience. Hiking experience is required.

Participants will hike 5-8 miles on their first day and 3-4 miles on their second day, for a total of 8-12 miles. Camping nights will be spent at established primitive campsites within the hiking area. Toilets will generally not be available and water will be filtered from local sources.

Hikers will need to be able to hike 5-8 miles per day over uneven and sometimes very rocky ground on state forest hiking trails, manage significant elevation change, and carry their personal gear along with some group gear.