Learn backpacking skills in the Bay Area's backyard.
Castle Rocks's proximity to the Bay Area and it's extensive trail system make this trip our most popular backpacking skills class. Join us as we travel through the Santa Cruz mountains, gaining beautiful views of the Monterey Bay, passing by redwoods and Castle Rock's unique sandstone features. We make our camp where we relax, share adventure stories and enjoy a backcountry meal.
This trip is designed for beginning backpackers in good physical condition, who are interested in learning the skills and gear required to be safe and comfortable in the back country.
You will learn foundations of:
- Leave No Trace Principals
- Gear required for multi-day back country travel
- How to use tents and stoves
- Backpack packing strategy
- Local wild edibles and other flora and fauna
- and much more!
Space is limited so reserve a spot on this course!
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