Introduction is the first step in the GSHPA backpacking progression. This course is intended for both adults and girls (Juniors-Ambassadors) who wish to learn the skills necessary to go on an overnight backpacking trip. Topics covered include: Leave No Trace principles, how to use typical backpacking gear, and basic outdoor safety. Day hikes prior to this course are encouraged. The morning will be classroom based and a group hike will take place after lunch.
Prerequisites: No experience necessary.
Levels: Adults & girls (Juniors-Ambassadors)
Distance: 1-2 miles
Duration: Single day (9:30am-4pm)
Location: GSHPA property
What’s included in fee: Hot chocolate & granola bar, backpacking/Leave No Trace handouts