Ward Pound Ridge Reservation Overnight Backpacking

  • Participants

    Age 18 and up

  • Fitness level : 3

    Moderate

Let us help you with your first backpacking experience. Join our guides on an overnight trip to a nearby scenic camp at Ward Pound Ridge Reservation. In this beautiful Westchester County park with rolling terrain and breathtaking forests, our instructors will explain how to choose and use equipment (including how to load and carry your backpack) to maximize your comfort and fun. You'll also learn about campsite selection, camp cooking techniques, water treatment and Leave No Trace etiquette. This trip includes all of the necessary backpacking gear including backpack, tent, sleeping bag, pad, stove, all cookware, trekking poles, and water filters. Plan to hike somewhere between 3-5 miles over moderate terrain. Come away from this trip ready to confidently head out into the woods on an overnight of your own.

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
  • 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
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sessions available