Saturday, July 27 at 6:45 am - Thursday, Aug. 1 at 3:00 pm
September 10, 2019
6:00 PM 8:00 PM
Midwest Mountaineering (map)
Thurs, Sept 19 at 3 pm - Sun, Sept 22 at NOON
Thurs, Sept 26 at 3 pm - Sun, Sept 29 at NOON
*Friendly note: Backpacking 101 - Online Orientation (free) is highly recommended for you to view prior to any 1st-time backpacking trip. It takes about an hour-and-a-half and helps to familiarize you with gear, clothing and lists prior to hitting the trail. You will see how to pack a backpack, use a water filter and stove, set up a tent, run through your gear list, and more.
We will also have a final backpack and gear-list shakedown the afternoon prior to 1st-Time Backpacking Trips run by Backpack The Trails LLC.
Backpack The Trails LLC staff will also be in contact with you to share a gear list and to clarify which personal items you will need to bring with you.
For further details, please see our Policies.
Registration for On-Trail Trips is not complete until we have had the opportunity to speak with you via telephone about the demands of the trail.
Some of our trips are designed for more experienced backpackers. This is clearly noted in the trip description.
To sign up for one of the more advanced trips, you must have completed a 1st-Time Backpacking Trip or be able to demonstrate basic backpacking experience.