Winter Overnight Backpacking

  • Participants

    Age 16 and up

  • Fitness level : 3


Camping in the winter, without the crowds, can be a magical, quiet experience. The crisp, clean air, low humidity, and breathtaking vistas make winter backpacking a must for any backcountry traveler. In this intensive, cold-weather-focused course you'll learn how to adapt your existing backpacking skills to the winter environment, stay warm, and have fun. We will teach you the best ways to handle the cold to thoroughly enjoy the beauty that winter backpacking has to offer. Price includes all meals, tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, stoves/cooksets, park entry fees Note: this class requires previous spring/summer/fall backpacking experience.

Gear provided by REI

  • Backpack - Internal frame 45-65 liter pack.
  • Backpacking Stove
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner - Food supplied for dinner
  • Group First Aid Kit - Contents include wound care items and over the counter medications for minor injuries and illnesses
  • Headlamp/Flashlight
  • Lunch
  • Mug
  • Plate/Bowl
  • Sleeping Pad - Closed cell foam or self inflatable.
  • Three Season Backpacking Tent
  • Trekking Poles
  • Utensils - A good choice is the REI Campware Utensil Set
  • Water Filter

session available

  • Saturday

    Dec 4-5, 2021
    10:30am–12:00pm ET

    from $275

    Limited spots left

    Sam Knob/Black Balsam Parking Area