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Big Sur Teen Backpacking & Wilderness Leadership Experience

*3-Day, 2-Night Trip – All Inclusive
*Discover the Big Sur wilderness
*Learn Natural History, self-reliance, and group leadership skills
*Expert Guides with Local Knowledge

Get your teen out of their normal routine (off of screens!) and out in to the backcountry for a 2-night/3-day trip in to the wilds of the Big Sur coastline. This trip can welcome both experienced teen backpackers as well as those that are brand new to the activity. Our WFR certified guides will lead the group while encouraging the teens to take initiative and learn leadership skills by helping to navigate, set up camp, cook, and care for one another in the backcountry. This is a phenomenal experience for your teen to experience the outdoors – visit secret swimming spots, cook dinner by campfire light, and sleep under the stars!

Dates Offered:
Nov 10-12, 2023
*Private Trips Offered On Request

*3-Day Trip: $795

This trip is an incredible, and for many teens, a once in a lifetime experience. Our seasons (and emergency wilderness medicine certified) guides will take a group of teens on a true exploration retreat to return to nature, learn essential wilderness skills, and develop leadership abilities and a deep sense of self-reliance.

We’ll meet at 9am on Day 1 at the Pine Ridge Trailhead off of Tassajara Road (by China Camp – The trip is great for both first time backpackers and those who have backpacked before – trip highlights: stunning Big Sur backcountry views, water for swimming, campfire, and the option to sleep under the stars! All meals included and 2 experienced Wilderness First Responder guides. This trip has a lot to offer educationally as well as being great for any teen who wants to adventure through one of the most beautiful landscapes in California.

Tips About Hiking: Hiking is a personal adventure. Find a rhythm for yourself and stick with it. Remember that you are in no hurry and are out to enjoy yourself. Have good boots that are well broken in. Just pay attention to your body and enjoy.

Dates Offered:
Nov 10-12, 2023
*Private Trips Offered On Request

Maximum Trip Size: 10 Teens

Directions? Details?
The trip meets in Big Sur. Directions, maps, recommended packing lists, and other details will all be provided upon registration.

Your trip includes:
Pretrip phone and email counseling with the group leaders to discuss the routes and how to pack for a backcountry trip. Professional and experienced guides, permits and camping fees. Lunch and dinner on Friday, 3 meals on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday. All group gear (cooking equipment, water filtration, navigation equipment).

Your packing list:
You will need to bring all the necessary clothes and backpacking equipment for the trip (pack, sleeping bag, tent, water bottle, etc) – an exact packing list will be provided upon registration. Backpacking equipment is available for rent for additional fees per item.

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