Four course participants backpacking over a ridgeline at sunrise in the American Southwest.

Lightweight Backpacking Courses

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Learn more about lightweight backpacking

On a lightweight backpacking expedition, you’ll learn to travel through wild places with specialized, lightweight gear. You’ll learn how to plan out your gear and food to make your backpack as light as possible, plus the skills used for traditional backpacking, including on- and off-trail navigation, traveling in small groups, and traveling through different types of terrain. You’ll leave your course with skills you can take to future backpacking trips.