Backpacking in the Weminuche
All prepped and packed, the group departs Deer Hill Basecamp on Day 3 for the trailhead. Over the next 17 days, participants will carry their homes on their backs, sleeping under tarps, cooking on backpacking stoves, and get to know some of the most pristine backcountry wilderness in the lower 48 states. Participants will learn and develop technical skills such as rock climbing, traversing snowfields, and navigating the ascent of a class 4 alpine pitch. Additionally, the group will attempt to summit world-class 13-and 14,000-foot peaks, and take on conservation service projects, such as rebuilding a washed-out section of trail, or maintaining backcountry campsites to help keep this wilderness beautiful.