Get your hiking boots for this super chill backpacking adventure this summer! This is a beginner backpacking trip perfect for getting a taste for what backpacking is like or dusting off your hiking boots and getting back outdoors if you haven’t been in a while and of course meeting some amazing women! Lead guide Katy Williams will guide you along the Low Gap and Tecumseh trail to the backcountry area, you will set up camp, then hike to Bear Lake and learn about filtering water in the backcountry. You’ll hike back to the backcountry area, make dinner by the campfire that evening and learning more about taking your own backpacking adventure.
Total miles hiked during weekend about 10 miles along the Low Gap and Tecumseh trail.
Backpack food provided Saturday evening and breakfast Sunday morning. You will need to have had breakfast before arriving and pack a sandwich for Saturday afternoon!
DNK Presents can provide on a first come first serve basis:
Tent (shared 2 person)
Backpack 65 liters ***We are now out of backpacks for this trip
Cookware including fuel
Gear list and recommended clothing:
Tent or hammock
Extra batteries (for headlamp)
Camp stove, Jet Boil etc.
Pan or pot for cooking
Camp stove fuel
Matches or lighter
“Mess kit” i.e. plate, bowl, fork, spoon, knife
Instant coffee packets or tea if you need this
Snacks/Extra food (standard fruit i.e., apples, oranges are NOT recommended because they are heavy and there is waste, trial mix, granola bars, etc. are better)
Extra clothes, layers (dry fit, wool or technical – cotton is NOT recommended because once it gets wet it stays wet)
Swim Suit (suitable for lake i.e. not your brand new one!)
2 filled water bottles (64 oz. total) or water or hydration bladder filled (2 liters at least)
Gators (for shoes – optional)
Trekking poles (optional)
Bathroom “kit” another zip lock bag, or dark zip lock bag, wipes, hand sanitizer, trowels will be available
Baby wipes or face wipes
Zip lock bags for small items
Large Zip lock bags and/or plastic bags for carrying out your trash
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)
Band-Aids’, other First Aide items you may need (DNK has First Aid Kit)
We ask that you carry any medications you may need. Please notify us of any known allergies, medications or medical conditions your guides should be aware of.