Our Trailbound course will transform individuals from day hikers to sectional and thru-hikers.

A backpacking journey is one of the most rewarding, exhilarating, and memorable ways you can spend your life. Thru-hiking enables you to immerse yourself deeply in the natural world and view some of the most beautiful, wild landscapes. Thru-hiking will also give you the opportunity to form friendships with people of all ages, from all walks of life, and from around the world.

hikeUnfortunately, only 25% actually complete trails such as the Foothills Trail or the  Appalachian Trail. There are many factors for a hiker not completing their trail or leaving the trail sooner than planned, many of which are within their control.  Factors such as poor planning, insufficient funds, and injury are some of the most common.  Each of these areas is avoidable with adequate training and preparation.

We can provide you with the skills to increase your chances of becoming a “2,000 Miler.”

We teach you the basics of hiking and backpacking to include:

  • What to pack / What not to pack
  • Gear Selection / How to pack
  • Proper body mechanics
  • Backpacking
  • Backcountry Survival
  • Thru-Hike Training
  • Avoiding injury
  • Self-aid on the trailTrailcraft
  • Water purification
  • Meal plans / Trail-cooking
  • Hammock and Tent setup – Pros vs Cons
  • Broken tent repair/emergency shelter
  • Bear bag / Food storage
  • Privy selection and how to make
  • How to take care of your feet
  • Mental preparation
  • Trail terms and etiquette
  • Trail registration and permit fees
  • Unexpected expenses
  • and more

We equip you with the skills needed to overcome the obstacles of everyday trail life, and to survive the elements should something go wrong.  Two location options: In town day class, or at our Survival Camp with the option to test out your gear overnight.

Check out our upcoming events or contact us to schedule a Trailbound course.