"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
— John Muir
Backpacking & Trekking Resources
Backpacking and Day Hiking is a great way to get the skills and confidence necessary to start traveling farther into the backcountry. A relaxing two day trek will give you a chance to see some beautiful country without the stress associated with the first long trip. Before your go; research what gear you need, break in your boots by hiking around your community, take a Survival Course and a Navigation Course so you have the background knowledge to avoid mishaps or mitigate the situation. Hiking is one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing the backcountry.
- Hiking & Backpacking Safety Tips [Seattle Mountain Rescue USA]
- Backpacking Light
- Backpacking Lightweight
Notable Backpacking Training Schools
Learning to Backpack can be an excellent time and allow you a freedom to roam the backcountry. Do not forget to also take the Wilderness Survival Core Seminar the Wilderness Navigation Core Seminar and a good Wilderness First Aid Course.