Backpacking 101

Taking your hiking to the next level! Let’s go backpacking!
Learn the fundamentals of backpacking and set yourself up for success!


Backpacking 101




8 - 10km/day



Elevation Gain

Up to 500m

About This Hike

Making the shift from day hiking to backpacking/backcountry camping can be intimidating. Trust us we know. We all have to start somewhere. In our opinion, the Backpacking 101 is a great place to start. This program is jam packed with information and instruction. We strive to help set you up for success and give you the fundamentals to planning a successful backpacking trip. You will learn the following and more;

  • Small groups – We make sure you get personalized service!
  • Pre Trip Planning & Organization – How to plan for a trip.
  • What gear you will need and how to use it
  • Leave No Trace – Learn ways to keep you impact to a minimum
  • Food – What should we eat? how do we cook it?
  • Intro to Navigation – map reading etc.
  • Tech talks – Lets chat gear!
  • and so much more!

Part of the program is a pre-trip info session to help you prepare for the trip. This is a 1-2 hour zoom call with your guide to go over packing, pre-trip planning and a few other key pieces of info to set you up for success.

Jump into the next faze of your hiking adventures with Playwest, you won’t be sorry!

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