The perfect weekend for the aspiring backpacker! This lodging, workshop, and hike package will give you all the tools you need to begin backpacking. If you plan to join one of our backpacking trips in 2020, this is a great primer. Saturday will be a comprehensive workshop covering all the basics of backpacking. Workshop topics will include gear, trip planning, nutrition, and physical and mental preparation. This course will also discuss topics specific to women on the trail, including gear needs, safety, and hygeine. This course is geared toward beginner backpackers who want to learn how to hit the trail on their own. It is a great workshop for those wanting to exerience the AT through day hiking and section hiking. You may take a break from the classroom on Saturday to spend some time learning how to set up gear, weather dependant. On Sunday, hit the trail with your instructor for a taste of the Appalachian Trail on a half day hike. This workshop is open to all persons who identify as female. All ages and experience levels welcome.
Trip Cost: $300 per person. Price includes lodging Friday through Sunday, meals Saturday lunch through Sunday breakfast, a full-day thru-hike workshop, and a guided half day hike. Price does not include personal items (clothing, shoes, medication, water bottles, etc) or gratuity for your guide.
For more information or to register for this workshop, see our website: https://blueridgehikingco.com/overnights/womens-backpacking-101-feb2020