Level III: Extended Backpacking

Trip Length: 3 or more nights, approximately 8 miles/day

Prerequisite: Level II Backpacking or equivalent experience

This course is designed for participants with moderate backpacking experience who are looking for a guided, extended duration backpacking experience.

Participants will hike approximately 8 miles per day, sleep at established primitive campsites, and filter water from local sources. Hikers must be able to hike 8 or more miles per day over uneven ground with significant elevation changes, and carry their personal gear along with group gear.