Beginners Backpacking Trip
Morgan-Monroe Backpacking Skills Trip
Rain Date May 4-5, 2019
Originally April 13-14, 2019
Trip Leaders: Bob Hart, Shelly Burress and Pramit Baul
Type of Trip: Backpacking; Hiking
Cost: $25 (non Refundable) - Saturday Dinner and Sunday Breakfast; Use of club gear - Bring lunch and snacks for the trail
Maximum number: 8
Rain Date: May 4-5, 2019
This will be an overnight for one night in the Morgan Monroe forest. We will meet Saturday morning (approximately 9:30 am) and stay overnight one night to get comfortable with carrying a pack and setting up the campsite. We will backpack to our campsite approximately 1-2 miles from the parking area. We will set up camp and eat lunch/snacks before heading out for a day hike. For the day hike, you just need a small day pack with room for water, snacks and to store any extra layers. We will hike approximately 5-6 miles, depending upon the group. Please note that while this is a beginner backpacking trip, ability to hike for 5-6 miles is important, but this is a beginner/intermediate hike.
Upon returning to camp, we will learn basic backpacking/camping in the wilderness and work together to make dinner, learning about the different pieces of equipment hanging food, tying knots and other miscellaneous items. We will make breakfast Sunday morning before heading out for the day.
Don’t have gear? That's no problem as CIWC has tents and other gear you can borrow and we share some club-provided group gear, such as stoves and water filters. Suggested gear list will be provided your trip leader.
Dinner and breakfast are provided. Participants should bring their trail lunch and snacks.
All trip participants must fill out and submit a CIWC Medical Form and Long Waiver Form.