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PNW Classic Backpacking - POC Centered

This trip is FULL!  If you'd like to be added to the waitlist, please register below.

This backpacking trip is for the absolute beginner, and or the seasoned hiker.  Learn the basic skills of packing, map reading, camp set up, backcountry cooking, and sleeping under the stars.  Or if you're looking for community, this is a great place to start.  See below for further descriptions of typical backpacking days. 

Our mission is to create a safe and welcoming space for people of color. We hope to have at least 50% BIPOC for this adventure! Join us!  

This trip is in collaboration with Wild Diversity

Location: Pacific Northwest - Oregon Central Cascades
Meeting Location: Portland, OR
Start Date: September 6, 2018
Meeting Time: 1pm
End Date: September 9, 2018
End Time: 3pm
Closest Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)
Cost: $375 (Scholarships are available)
Includes: Transportation to trailhead, permits, food, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, stoves, bowls, utensils.
Doesn't Include: Personal clothing, boots, toiletries.  

Lead By:

 Mercy, Instructor (Wild Diversity)

Mercy, Instructor (Wild Diversity)

 Travis, Instructor

Travis, Instructor


Classic Backpacking
No prior experience needed

  • Average: 6 miles/day
  • Lunch: 30-40 minutes
  • Breaks: Typically one 5-10 minute break per hour. More often if necessary. 
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours per day
  • Terrain: Gentle, no more than 500'-1000' elevation gain per day.
  • Camp: Arrive around 3pm.