Lightweight Overnight Backpacking in Point Reyes
Description: Carrying a lighter backpack is a great way to add comfort to your hiking experience and make more miles on the trail. In this 2-day outing you will learn how to select and pack appropriate gear and food for an overnight trip to one of the fantastic backpacking camps in Point Reyes National Seashore. We'll trim our packs and focus on using items with multiple purposes. You'll learn how to keep your food light and packable but still delicious, how to set up a lightweight tent, to utilize light weight stoves and backpacking gear, and how you can treat water using the latest lightweight technology. This class is for anyone looking to get into backpacking, and it is especially useful for experienced backpackers and hikers looking to reduce the weight in their pack, cover more ground, and feel more rested after a day of backpacking. Food, backpacks, lightweight tents and group gear is included in the price.
Skills you'll learn:
- Understand the benefits and usage of backpacking clothing and equipment
- Learn where you can shave weight while still carrying the essentials
- Learn and practice appropriate lightweight backpacking skills and techniques
- Learn Leave No Trace ethics and camping skills
Required Legal Form:
This course requires the participant to read and sign a liability release form before participating. Please see "Required Legal Form" for the session you are registering for. You will need to print, sign and bring the form to your class.
Lightweight Overnight Backpacking in Point Reyes Information
LIGHTWEIGHT OVERNIGHT BACKPACKING IN POINT REYES
- Class Details
- Gear List
Lightweight Overnight Backpacking in Point Reyes Gear List
Gear to bring to class:
- Sun Protection - Lip balm, sunscreen, wide-brim hats, etc.
- Water Bottle
- Appropriate clothing for the weather and conditions - Moisture wicking clothing that will help keep you warm and/or dry.
- Rain Gear - Waterproof/resistant jacket, pants and hat.
- Hiking Boots
- Warm Jacket - Down or Synthetic.
- Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
- Personal Toiletries
- Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
- Base Layers - Wool or synthetic.
- Three Season Sleeping Bag - A bag rated 15 degrees plus.
- Hiking Poles - REI will provide but you are welcome to bring your own.
- Personal Camera
- Personal Snacks
Gear provided by REI:
- Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
- Backpacking Stove
- 3 Season Backpacking Tent - A tent suitable for spring, summer, and fall camping.
- Water Filter
- Group First Aid Kit
- Topographical Maps - Local course area maps.
- Food - Camping food.