Opal Creek Backpacking: Back to Basics 1
Jul 7 - Jul 12
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Average daily mileage: 5
Come learn the ABCs of backpacking in the largest uncut watershed in western Oregon. This backcountry adventure will focus on the skills needed to be a comfortable, competent, and happy hiker. Whether identifying the plants and animals in our watershed, or navigating by landmark and compass, everyone will form lasting connections with nature on this special trip.
We’ll spend two days in Jawbone Flats planning and preparing, then we’ll hit the trail to experience first-hand how to take care of ourselves and each other in the wilderness. Camp cooking and wilderness medicine, leadership and communication skills are all a part of the curriculum, and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Opal Creek is on the agenda. We welcome hikers of all skill levels to join us for this expedition, especially those who are just becoming interested in backcountry travel.