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Backpacking-101 (Beginner/Refresher)

Plateau Eco-Sports - Frozen Head State Park

Friday, October 25, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013
Frozen Head State Park 964 Flat Fork Road WartburgTN  37887
Friday, October 25, 2013 - Sunday, October 27, 2013
Frozen Head State Park 964 Flat Fork Road WartburgTN  37887

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What's Included

In Backpacking 101 you will learn backcountry safety, conditioning, trail foods and snacks, personal 1st aid, gear and clothing, outdoor skills, trekking, Leave No Trace ethics, and much more. The course consists of a 1.5+/- hour evening skills instruction through an online webinar. You can meet on your computer, laptop, smartphone or tablet. We found this method to be more efficient and effective for our customers by saving travel time.

Then, we will put those skills to use on a guided overnight backpacking trip right here on the Cumberland Plateau. You will gain knowledge, learn new skills, make new friends and increase your confidence in the backcountry. If you need to rent backpacking gear (backpack, camp stove, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tent) you can do so during check out.

You will automatically be emailed a gear and clothing list and backpacking food list after check out. You will also automatically me emailed a detailed itinerary of the outing as well as directions for gear pick up and to the trailhead. We will take care of the rest!

Let's recap:

■Tuesday or Thursday evening 6pm-8:30pm Backpacking Skills Instruction Webinar
■Thursday evening 6pm-until done gear check and outfitting or Friday 5pm-6pm
■Friday evening 6pm commute to Trail Head and Camp for the Night (bout an hour drive from Cookeville)
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■Saturday morning 7am meet at Trail Head (bout an hour drive from Cookeville)
■Saturday Hike (Group Picks the Trek based upon length & difficulty)
■Saturday Night Camp for the Night (Relax)
■Sunday Leave No Trace and Hike Out to Trail Head
■Sunday Return Home

About This Organizer

Welcome to Plateau Eco-Sports, home of your next High Adventure!

The Cumberland Plateau is home to the finest climbing/rappelling and whitewater paddling in the southeast featuring waterfalls, caves, gorges, National and State Parks, the Cumberland Trail, world-class musky/trout fishing, 3.8 million acres of Forest and 1200 miles of rivers and streams whose Eco-region represents one of the most bio-diverse land and water systems in the world.

Plateau Eco-Sports believes that our mountains, forests, streams and rivers have essential and inherent worth. They provide outdoor adventure, opportunities for learning, spiritual renewal, and a means to escape the chaos of everyday life. We specialize in outdoor education and adventure while promoting the protection, enjoyment and understanding of the wilderness.

We offer guided and unguided trips here in Middle Tennessee, for every ability level and outdoor interest-from backpacking and climbing to canoeing and kayaking and caving and fishing to name a few. Our goal is to teach people skills to safely enjoy the outdoors and to care for the outdoors in a responsible and knowledgeable manner.

Our Mission Statement: We work with people who want to go bigger, farther, higher in LIFE by increasing knowledge, confidence, and skills in High Adventure Eco-Sports. Browse our website and learn more about us and what we do. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding one of our adventure programs. You can also check out our Facebook page for photos and previous trips.

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