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PNW Classic Backpacking - QTBIPoC (Beginner Friendly)

  • Portland, Oregon USA (map)

This backpacking trip is for the Queer, Trans, Non-binary & Two-Spirit BIPOC community! Designed for the absolute beginner, and/or the seasoned hiker, you will learn the basic skills of packing, map reading, camp set up, backcountry cooking, and sleeping under the stars.  See below for further descriptions of typical backpacking days. 

Our mission is to create a safe and welcoming space for people of color.

This trip is in collaboration with Wild Diversity & The Rusty Anvil

Location: Pacific Northwest - Exact Location TBD
Meeting Location: Portland, OR
Start Date: August 1, 2019
Meeting Time: 1pm
End Date: August 4, 2019
End Time: 4pm
Closest Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)
Cost: $475 (Scholarships are available)
Includes: Transportation to trailhead, permits, food, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, stoves, bowls, utensils.
Doesn't Include: Personal clothing, boots, toiletries, flights

Led By:



Wild Diversity



The Rusty Anvil

Classic Backpacking
No prior experience needed

  • Average: 3-6 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.

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