Guided Backpacking Trip for Beginners (July 2023)

Event Date:

July 29, 2023

Event Time:

11:00 am

Event Location:

Rock City and McCarty Hill State Forests

Ready for your first backpacking trip, but not ready to do it on your own?  This trip puts to work the skills you learned in our Essential Backpacking Skills class.  If you did not attend the class, no worries, we will get you up to speed.

Here is a sample itinerary of the trip**:

Pre-Trip (Zoom)

  • 10 Essentials
  • Backpacking gear list
  • Meal and snack selection
  • Trip plans and itinerary
  • Review concerns (pre-existing health conditions, special needs, allergies)
  • Answer questions

First Day

  • Meet at trailhead (If you are on time, you are late!)
  • Introductions
  • Distribute group gear
  • Check personal gear, supplies, adjust backpacks & make final plans
  • Begin hiking
  • Learn and discuss basic land navigation, water treatment, and first aid
  • Arrive at camp, learn and discuss campsite selection, campsite setup, bear bag hanging, fire starting (if regulations allow)
  • Dinner and clean-up
  • Additional skills instruction
  • Push-ups, sit-ups, and 5k trail run (just kidding!)
  • Personal time/lights out

Second Day

  • Breakfast and clean-up
  • Campsite breakdown
  • Hike out
  • Farewells and decide on next adventure

** Trip includes a Licensed, Insured NYS Guide, group camp gear (stoves, water purification, and first aid).  Participants are required to bring their own backpacking gear including tents, sleep systems, and food.  If you need any gear, please let us know by contacting

Cancellation Policy:

A full refund will be given for a cancellation request more than 7 days prior to the scheduled event. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations less than 7 days but more than 48 hours prior the scheduled event. No shows or cancellations less than 48 hours of the scheduled event will not be refunded.

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Event Location:

Total Seats: 10 (2 Left:)

By: Mike

  • Rock City and McCarty Hill State Forests
  • Salamanca
  • NY
  • USA

Event Schedule Details

  • July 29, 2023 11:00 am   -   July 30, 2023 12:00 pm
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