Women's Beginner Guided Backpacking Trip
July 29-31, 2023
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Join us in Stehekin, Washington.
Stehekin is nestled deep in the heart of the North Cascades. Only accessible by foot, boat, and plane. Join us, Amanda & Karina for the first Beginner's Guided Backpacking Trip!
"Stehekin is a breathtaking destination nestled deep in the heart of the North Cascades. Once you reach Stehekin you’ll find yourself in a valley surrounded by peaks of the North Cascades. You’ll be dwarfed by trees over a hundred feet tall, wind your way up the one-lane road, hear the glacial melt running over the rocks of the Stehekin river, and experience one of the most peaceful places on earth.
Whether you are coming to Stehekin to hike and experience the North Cascades up close or to just relax and escape the buzz of everyday life, you will find what you are looking for."
Why Guided Backpacking?
Be guided by the knowledgeable guides Amanda Bloomquist & Karina Baldwin who have over 20 years of backpacking experience.
All the gear is provided for you!
Guided keep you safe.
No research is needed and you still get to see the best spots!
We cover all the details!
Make new friends who are "yes-men" too
You're a beginner and get to learn the ropes
You will leave knowing the skills to enter the backcountry yourself prepared and ready to explore!
- Check-in by 7:30 am
- ferry leaves at 8:30 am from Chelan- Arrives at Prince Creek at 10am
- Hike 10 miles to Moore Point Camping
- Hike 7 miles to Stehekin
- Camp at Lakeview campground
- Rainbow Falls
- Shuttle to Stehekin bakery for breakfast
3pm arrive in Chelan
Beginner Backpacking- Am I fit enough for this?
Understand your fitness level
This trip is considered to be a moderate fitness level. Each participant will be in charge of carrying their own backpack 7-10 miles per day over variable terrain. The pack will weigh roughly 27-40 lbs depending on the amount of clothes and food that are brought.
The ideal female base weight for an average backpacker is 25-30 lbs (this is without water or food).
In order for you to enjoy the experience, we recommend this trip be intentionally trained for.
You do not have to be wonder woman to be able to carry the weight or hike the miles, just someone who is up for a challenge and ready to put in the work to prepare BEFORE the trip!
The most important factor in your enjoyment of the trip is your overall fitness level.
If you are concerned about your fitness level, reach out to us to schedule a call & we can assist in creating a training plan!
Solitude in nature
Opportunity to disconnect
Bond with other badass women
Life skills to safely travel in the backcountry
Increase in confidence
Increase in self-awareness
Time to self-reflect and grow
3 full days of adventuring
Courage that bleeds into your everyday
Campsite & permit fees
2 person Tent to be shared with another backpacker (ability to have your own tent if needed)
Camp Stove for water
Group First Aid Kit
Day 1- Dinner
Day 2- Breakfast + Dinner
Day 3- Lunch
*Please bring packable: 2 Lunches. 1 Breakfast will be bought at the local bakery on day 3
Ferry tickets to and from Chelan
Backpacking tips & tricks with Amanda
How to fit your bag to your body
How to pack a bag properly and efficiently
What types of food to pack/cook/eat
Bear and rattlesnake safety
2 Yoga for Hikers class by Karina
Mini Mobility classes before hiking by Karina