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April 13-14 @ 12pm (4/13) – 5pm (4/14)

Beginners Backpacking Trip

Are you interested in backpacking but not sure where to begin? Spend two days and one night along the Ice Age Trail in the Kettle Moraine State Forest – Northern Unit learning essential backpacking skills in a safe and supportive atmosphere with a small group of like-minded folks. Guided by Adventure Education Manager, Bailey Veal, this trip offers a perfect introduction to the joys of backpacking. Embrace the challenge, camp under starlit skies, make new friends, and create lasting memories! No previous backpacking experience necessary – just a sense of adventure!

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Ages 21+

Members: $170 | Non Members: $190

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On this trip, you will learn:

– Overnight trip planning
– Packing an overnight pack
– Gear options and recommendations
– Safety considerations
– Water filtration techniques
– Backcountry meal preparation & storage
– Leave No Trace Principles and wilderness travel ethics
– Foot care and hygiene on the trail – And more!

What to Expect:

– Mandatory pre-trip planning meeting on Thursday, March 21 from 5-7 PM
– Hiking a total of 8-12 miles over two days
– Hiking over varied terrain
– Carrying ~30 lbs
– An empowering and hands-on learning experience with like-minded individuals

We bring:

– Backcountry camping permits
– All backcountry meals
– Group camping and cooking gear (tents, tarps, cooking equipment, water filters, etc)
– Detailed packing list

You Bring:

– Snacks
– Personal Gear: 50L+ Backpack and sleeping system (20°F sleeping bag and pad) *Riveredge has a limited supply of backpacks, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads available. Please let us know if you would like to rent one of these items. Backpacks and sleeping systems may also be rented for the weekend from Horizon Outfitters in Hartford, WI. Please inquire for more information!
– Personal utensils, bowl, and mug
– Personal clothing and items
– Vehicle Sticker/State Parks Admission


If you need to check your membership status , please reach out to our Membership Manager, Renee Buchholz at [email protected] or call the Riveredge office at 262-375-2715.

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April 13 @ 12:00 pm April 14 @ 5:00 pm

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