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Beginner Backpacking Trip to Canyonlands – $750

October 14 @ 5:00 pm - October 17 @ 5:00 pm MDT

women backpacking together
bottles of wines

About This Event

There’s something so empowering about heading into the backcountry as a woman with only the gear on your back and other women beside you. However, we know firsthand how intimidating it can be for women to get into backpacking. Therefore, we invite you to experience this women-only backpacking trip in a safe, supportive space with other beginners like YOU.

Join Angelique Fish and Cindy Vance for an unforgettable weekend in the remote, pristine backcountry of Canyonlands National Park.

WHO THIS BACKPACKING TRIP IS FOR:

This women-only beginner backpacking trip is for you if you’ve

  • been wanting to try backpacking but have been too afraid to do it
  • been wanting to try backpacking but are too uncertain where to start
  • only backpacked once and lack the confidence or experience to do it again

WHAT THE COST OF THIS BACKPACKING TRIP INCLUDES:

  • 1 night stay (Thursday night) in a condo in Moab
  • Catered dinner Thursday night and continental breakfast Friday morning
  • 3 days, 2 nights at beautiful backcountry campsites hidden among Utah juniper trees and red sandstone pinnacles with expansive views of spectacular sunsets and star-lit skies
  • High-quality gear, including
    • backpacking tent (shared with another person)
    • backpack
    • sleeping bag
    • sleeping pad
    • water reservoir
    • and more for the weekend
  • In-person hands-on training on how to pack your backpack
  • A packing list to make sure you have everything you need for an enjoyable and safe weekend
  • Six-week supplemental training guide to help you physically prepare for backpacking
  • A special food menu tailored to backpacking in the desert to take the guesswork out of what to eat in the Canyonlands backcountry
  • Backcountry education on Leave No Trace Principles, Canyonlands National Park regulations and history, and Don’t Bust the Crust
  • Emergency gear including two group first aid kits, GPS locator / SOS device, and two experienced backpacking guides who are both certified in wilderness first-aid and CPR
  • Private Facebook group to connect you to the other participants, coordinate event details, and prepare you for an amazing weekend full of sisterhood, free from the noise of every day life
  • Special edition Wine Hiking Society racerback tank
  • Laminated reusable packing list for your future adventures

WHAT THE COST OF THIS BACKPACKING TRIP DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Transportation to / from Moab and Canyonlands National Park
  • National Park entrance fee
  • Alcohol, food, clothing, and miscellaneous backpacking items

Carpooling is encouraged. Event organizers will help attendees make arrangements in the private Facebook group.

Details

Start:
October 14 @ 5:00 pm MDT
End:
October 17 @ 5:00 pm MDT
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Venue

Elephant Hill Trailhead

Organizers

WWHS Co-Founder, Angelique Fish
WWHS Co-Founder, Cindy Vance

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