Do you have the desire to hit the trail and explore the wilderness, but don’t know where to start? If so this class is designed just for you! Class will cover; wilderness safety, trip planning, Leave No Trace ethics, navigation, figuring out food, backwoods hygiene, and the role of technology on the trail. You’ll also learn how to stay warm, dry and happy despite being miles from home and the car. The primary goal is student safety, and understanding the questions to be asked and answered when planning your trip. Learn how to pack for comfort while not blowing the budget, or loading down with unnecessary weight. *We’ll end the class series with an overnight trip planned by the participants. No gear purchase is necessary; gear may be borrowed or rented from local outdoor stores.