Pacific Northwest Women's Backpacking

Credit: Trip Davis

Pacific Northwest Women's Backpacking

Push yourself in the Cascade Range

Grow as a leader during a month in the wilderness. On this all women’s course, you’ll join a group of your peers and dive into learning leadership and outdoor skills. Climb to the tops of jagged peaks and wander evergreen forests. Learn about local ecology as you backpack through moss-covered temperate rainforests and learn to cross quick-moving rivers. Wake up to see the sun rise on glacier-carved peaks, and fall asleep ready to take on the next day. Depending on the season, your course will either go to the Pasayten Wilderness of north-central Washington, known for its rugged ridges and high plateaus, or to Olympic National Park on the Olympic Peninsula, known for its high, glacial mountains and wide alpine meadows.

Focusing on leadership skills will be a key component of this course. You and your group will draw on leadership skills like communication and decision making as you meet new challenges, like making choices about a route or resolving conflict. You’ll be in a different leadership role every day, finding out what your unique style is and how your style supports the team. At the end of this course, you’ll walk away with real experiences that will help you be a leader no matter where you find yourself.



2018 Dates

May 30 – June 29, 2018

Tuition: $4,590
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2019 Dates

June 5 – July 5, 2019

Tuition: $4,590


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Equipment Deposit
31 days
Minimum Age
16 yrs.
Academic Credit
6 College Credits
  • 2 Environmental Studies
  • 2 Leadership
  • 2 Skills Practicum
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Course Description

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Travel and Logistics

Conway, Washington
Fly in/out
Seattle, Washington
Skills learned