"We're not just Horsing around!"
Getting Ready for Backpacking
The High Adventure Committee's Backpacking Team is offering two courses to help you prepare for your backpacking adventures including Philmont. Beginning this year they will be offering "Backpacking 101" for first-time backpackers and "Hike & Learn + Mini-Philmont" for those that have already been out a few times and need to practice their skills. Both courses will take place at El Rancho Cima.
Backpacking 101 is designed as a weekend training course designed to for first-time backpackers and neophytes new to backpacking. This course provides an introduction to backpacking skills and techniques. Participants will be given an opportunity to work with equipment brought by the training staff. Minimal hiking skills are required. Participants must be able to carry their packs from one training location to another. Crews should be fully self-sufficient including the ability to cook their own meals while on the trail.
Hike & Learn + Mini-Philmont is a hike and learn activity requiring crews to break camp on Saturday morning and hike to different training locations around El Rancho Cima. Crews must be fully self-sufficient including the ability to cook their own meals on the trail.
For both courses, units should plan on cooking their own meals using backpack stoves or propane stoves. Space is limited so sign up today!
click for form... Backpacking 101 form.pdf