Hill People Gear - Intro to Backpacking, Kebler Pass, CO - Aug 26-28

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This course is designed to get first time backpackers up to speed on basic backcountry travel skills. It consists of an online learning component leading up to the event, 1 night camping at the trailhead, and 1 night out on the trail before returning to the trailhead.

  • Class is limited to 10 students
  • Shuttle to and from Grand Junction or Denver Airport is a possibility. Email ahead of time to work out details.
  • Noon or a little thereafter Aug 26th arrival in trailhead camp. Lunch provided.
  • Early departure from trailhead Aug 27th, breakfast provided.
  • Trailhead is Lost Lake on Kebler Pass Colorado. This is between Somerset and Crested Butte on an all weather all vehicle gravel road.
  • Instructor is Evan Hill
  • Some loaner gear is available as necessary - arrange ahead of time
Distance Curriculum:

  • Video - energy conservation
  • Video / Supplementary reading - gear selection
  • Video / Supplementary reading - footwear
  • Video - physical conditioning / preparing for altitude / self monitoring
  • Video - food and cooking
  • Student Response - completed personal packing list
Hands on Curriculum:

  • In trailhead camp - Gear shakedown
  • In trailhead camp - Basic map / compass / gps
  • In trailhead camp - Introduction to ethical impact
  • On trail - Hands on land navigation
  • On trail - Route selection and efficient movement
  • On trail - Off trail travel
  • On trail - Animal awareness (tracks and scat, travel ways, resource usage, cycles, observation)
  • On trail and in Trail camp - Hands on ethical impact
  • Trail camp - Site selection
  • Trail camp - Animal observation
We will return to the trailhead area by mid-day Sunday Aug 28th. Please email info@hillpeoplegear.com with any questions or logistical inquiries.

To sign-up: https://www.hillpeoplegear.com/Products/tabid/762/CategoryID/9/ProductID/67/Default.aspx