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Backpacking Basics

Backpacking Basics

Don’t head into the backcountry without the skills and knowledge to make your trip both safe and fun! This course is “packed” with instruction on the latest lightweight equipment, “Leave No Trace” practices, trip planning, water treatment, backcountry cooking, campsite selection and more. Gear will be provided for you to evaluate and try on.  


About Instructor Anastasia Allison

Anastasia Allison is a former park ranger and police officer, turned full-time Adventurepreneur.  She is the Seattle trail scout and gear tester for Backpacker Magazine, a wilderness first responder and has been backpacking and climbing in the Pacific Northwest, and around the world, for nearly two decades.  She has been a backpacking instructor with Washington Outdoor Women since 2009 and currently runs the “Toward the Mountaintop Inch By Inch” hiking/backpacking group on Facebook. Ever since she was a little kid, she’s found deep fulfillment through sharing her own wilderness experiences, and by inspiring others to create their own adventures. 


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