Wild Women’s Intro to Backpacking
May 18 @ 10:00 am - May 19 @ 12:00 pm$150.00
Join us for an overnight adventure in beautiful Shades State Park. This trip is for those who are really new to camping, hiking and backpacking. This trip is very beginner friendly but at the same time will give you a good taste of what backpacking and roughing it is really like! We will hike along the backpacking trail a moderate 2.5 miles, to the backcountry area, set up camp, learn how to filter water, cook in the backcountry, hang food, learn the principles of Leave No Trace and so much more! After the weekend you will feel more confident to take on your next adventure and live a life filled with adventure!
Please read on to answer some questions that you might have for this trip!
Gear: DNK Presents provides gear on a first come first serve basis so sign up soon!
Cost: Includes backcountry meals for Saturday evening and Sunday morning. You will need to have breakfast before you arrive and pack your lunch for Saturday.
Not included in cost: Fee to get into the state park, $7 for in state and $9 for out of state.
Equipment DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis, sign up early to make sure we have equipment if you need it:
60 Liter BackpackAs of 3/14/19 we are out of stock for Backpacks to provide for this trip
Tent (2 person)
*Food is provided for everyone (dinner Saturday, breakfast Sunday, lunch Sunday). All of the backpacking food is vegetarian, we can accommodate for most food allergies if we are notified far enough in advance. You will share food with a partner for the weekend and carry that food in your packs for the weekend, the food is dehydrated and bagged separately.
The full gear list for the weekend below, you will need to pack your lunch for Saturday afternoon.
Gear list and recommended clothing:
Tent or hammock (we can also provide)
Extra batteries for flashlight/headlamp
Snacks/Extra food (fruit is not recommended because it is heavy and leaves waste behind, granola bars or dried fruit, trail mix is great)
Lunch for Saturday afternoon i.e. any sand which, PB&J, cheese.crackers,
Extra Clothes, Layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)
2 filled water bottles (Nalgene size 32 oz. at least or 64 oz. total) OR water bladder ***Come with it filled
Gators (for shoes – optional)
Trekking poles (optional)
Zip lock baggies for storage of items like snacks, food or trash,
Bathroom “Kit” – large zip lock bag, wipes, hand sanitizer – you may want to duck tape the outside of your waste bag or use a dark bag
Baby wipes or face wipes
Camp shoes (cheap pair of flip flops to wear when we get to the camp site area)
Hiking boots (highly recommended)
Rain Gear (jacket, poncho, rain pants) – Always a good idea even if the forecast does not call for it
Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)
Personal itemsLeave nothing but footprints, take nothing but pictures, kill nothing but time.