Winter Overnight Backpacking Class on San Jacinto
January 6th-7th, 2018
Most adventurers only venture out for 3 seasons every year. Winter, most assume presents too many obstacles, and therefore is dismissed. Yet we have had some of our most memorable trips in some of the gnarliest winter conditions, and it was through proper training and proper gear we were able to keep our spirits up, allowing us to experience the serene peace that winter brings. We want to share with you the skills needed to make backpacking a year around gig for you!
We will be teaching the following: how to set up a tent without using traditional anchors, navigating snow-covered trails, boiling snow without sediment in your water, keeping your items dry, staying warm even when your items get wet, survival skills, and much more!
- A guided Wilderness Trio Adventure by one of our friendly adventure specialists
- All winter gear included- snowshoes, backpack, 0 degree sleeping bag, tent, and insulated sleeping pad
- Dinner and breakfast
- Information packet featuring backpacking tips and skills
- Some Wilderness Trio swag... Could be a hat, shirt, or maybe even a beanie! You never know what kinda treasure you'll score!
- A recap video, plenty of photos of you in action, and memories of your epic adventure you'll remember forever!
Cost: $179 per person
We think it's pretty rad you have friends, so we want to reward you for being so rad. Groups of 3 or more are just $155 each person
There are only 8 spots available. You will need to buy your own aerial tram lift ticket when we arrive (they are $25)
Level of Activity
If you have never snowshoed before, no problem! While the routes aren't technical, treacherous, or extremely difficult, just know that snowshoeing requires more energy and acvitity than traditional hiking. We are expecting to cover around 4-5 miles of ground as well as about 950 feet in elevation gain.
Difficulty Rating: 3.5
We rate our adventures on a 1-5 scale with 1 being the easiest and 5 being the most strenuous. This is a level 3.5 adventure where we recommend this hike for those who have experienced hiking at higher elevations and or have been handling their own recent day hikes. While previous backpacking experience is not necessary, a little bit does help. Hiking in the snow even with snowshoes is more physiscally exhausting than dry ground.