This trip is rated Moderate . Participants will be carrying their own backpacks weighing 35-40 pounds for distances of 5-7 miles daily over varied terrain. Depending on the season, 60%-90% of the hiking will be in water up to shin deep.
To maximize your enjoyment of the trip, we strongly encourage participants to begin a training regimen at least 3 months prior to departure that incorporates hiking with 30-40 pounds of weight on your back over 5-8 miles. Other cardiovascular exercises such as jogging, cycling and swimming are also beneficial. Most important to your enjoyment of the trip is your overall fitness level upon arrival.