Tahoe Rim Trail – The Tahoe Rim Trail Association is offering a guided hike experience for 10 people who would like to learn about backpacking and camping on the trail June 13-14. Spots are limited and expected to fill quickly.
Backpacking 101 is a hands-on, overnight, introductory backpacking program led by qualified TRTA volunteer instructors. Join us for this weekend experience and gain insight into backpacking topics including: dressing for success in the backcountry, how to pack a backpack, gear talk, navigation, Leave No Trace wilderness ethics, campsite selection, backcountry cooking, and bear safety. You will leave this course ready to tackle your future backpacking trips confidently and competently.
The Hike:
Distance: 10 miles round trip
Difficulty: Moderate
Description: This two-day/one-night introductory backpacking course is designed for novice backcountry enthusiasts. Join us and learn the essential skills and techniques to keep you safe and comfortable while enjoying the freedom, quiet and freshness that only backpacking in the Sierra can afford. After a classroom introduction to backpacking, we will begin the 5 mile hike from Carson Pass trailhead, following a scenic journey through wildflower covered meadows. Participants will enjoy the evening at picture perfect Showers Lake, where you will learn hands-on backpacking techniques and enjoy a good night’s rest next to an alpine lake.
Fitness Level and/ or Special Skills Necessary:Hikers must be in good physical shape and able to carry a backpack weighing 25-35 lbs. All participants must have completed 3 or more day hikes of 8 or more miles within the past 16 months.
Participants will need to supply their own food and gear for this overnight trip. Limited rental equipment is also availbalethrough the TRTA. You will receive a recommended gear list upon registration approval after registration.
$75 for Non-TRTA Members; $50 for Current TRTA Members

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