Weekend Workshop Description:
We assume that everyone can take a hike. But, the reality is that not everyone has that comfort. This workshop weekend is designed for women in a relaxed setting where all hiking and backpacking questions will be answered.
Bring a great attitude and a willingness to step out of your current knowledge base. Be prepared, you will find a new edge.
Each day we will offer a day hike (two to six miles) while also covering topics intended to increase confidence and skills necessary to hike further from the trailhead, even if that means you are going alone. We understand the value of safety and the weekend is packed with tools and practices you can follow to make the next step towards The Adventurous Me.
This offering is an excellent introduction to backpacking. Soon to be backpackers are encouraged to bring their gear and equipment for “tuckering.”
What Is Included:
* Two nights in rustic outdoor lodging (i.e. tent or bunkhouse) – bunkhouse availability upon first request, first reserve
* All workshop meals beginning with a lunch on Friday and concluding with lunch on Sunday
* All needed workshop materials and equipment
Workshop Weekend Details:
The itinerary for the weekend will be provided to registered participants. The weekend has a very full, very active schedule. We begin at 12p/noon on Friday with lunch and welcome and conclude at 2p on Sunday. Participants are invited to arrive on Thursday to basecamp to set-up their weekend campsite; registered participants may also stay at basecamp on Sunday evening.
Workshops and Classes:
* Daily Hikes. Participate in daily hikes to test your personal boundaries of comfort while carrying only your day pack
* Plan Ahead and Prepare. Acquaint yourself with the inner-connectedness of making plans prior to departing home for your next adventure
* Leave No Trace. Determine your ethic and learn for yourself why the seven principles matter when recreating
* Preparing Meals. Gain knowledge of what it takes to prepare great tasting and nutritious meals in the backcountry – plan to leave the weekend with a breakfast, lunch and dinner packaged for your next outdoor adventure
* Details of Map Reading. An introductory review of maps, how a compass is helpful and what you can do to develop your confidence in a large landscape
* Nature Journaling. Develop your own quiet time for self evaluation and deciding on a purpose for your outdoor adventure – journal and assignments will be provided
* Improvised First Aid. Move past your fear of the “what if” with knowledge of how to care for self if something does happen
* Building Fire. What if you only had one match, could you get your fire started?
* Emergency Structures. Just in case you ever need to know how, this is your time to practice.
* Poop Hole Relay. Oh yes, it is a race. Can you dig a poop hole fastest?
* Bear Bagging. A fed bear is a dead bear. A fed bear means you are out of food.
About Our Instructor:
* Stacy Boone is the owner and lead guide of Step Outdoors, LLC. With over 20,000-miles on her hiking boots, her passion for the benefits and rewards for spending time outside remind her of the importance in committing safe practices when recreating.
Registration OPEN (minimum of 3/maximum of 5):
Reservations are a first request, first reserve. Cancellation policy applies.