A student looks off into the distance while lightweight backpacking in Arizona's Santa Teresa Wilderness.
Camera Lindsay Nohl

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.