Yellowstone Backpacking - Prime

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Yellowstone Backpacking - Prime

Explore the heart of Yellowstone

Venture deep into Yellowstone National Park on your own two feet. On this course for adults, you’ll join a group of your peers for a week of backpacking in the remote corners of Yellowstone. Challenge yourself as you climb steep ridges and high peaks. Wake up early to see elk or moose wander through open meadows. Learn about local ecology as you explore the area’s thermal features and move through different ecosystems. As you hike, you’ll start with the basics and move to more advanced skills like setting up camp, navigating with a compass, and Leave No Trace principles. If you’re a first-time camper or already have experience, you’ll find plenty to challenge you and bring to your next backpacking trip.

Leadership will be a key focus of this course. Deciding how to navigate a steep ridge becomes a lesson in decision making and risk management. Living in a small community becomes a chance for you to learn self awareness and communication. You’ll fill a different leadership role each day, practicing your own leadership style and how you can use it to serve your community at home. You’ll walk away with lifelong leadership skills and the outdoor skills to keep exploring long after your course ends.

Dates

Dates

2018 Dates

Sept. 15 – Sept. 22, 2018

Tuition: $2,500
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Specifics

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Tuition

$2,500
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Equipment Deposit

$250

Duration

8 days

Minimum Age

23 yrs.

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Start/End

Driggs, Idaho

Fly in/out

Jackson, Wyoming

Skills learned

Backpacking

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