Come one, come all! It doesn't matter whether you are already a thru hiker or have never spent a night out on trail before, there is a benefit for EVERYONE in Mountain Crossings' Hike School Backpacking Class!
If you already know all you need to know to be successful, you will have a great time meeting new people and shopping new, ultralight gear. If you are fresh to the world of backpacking, you will leave with all the knowledge, gear and confidence to take on your first backpacking excursion!
This class is designed to help you buy your gear once and to buy it right the first time! We want to introduce you to all your gear options, help properly fit you for a pack that not only fits your body but your gear, as well, and help you get into a pair of shoes that fit properly for those days spent hiking crushing miles on trail!
In this class, we will cover how to properly pack your backpack so as to optimize the capacity and fit of the pack; how to plan your next hike whether that be a weekend outing or a thru hike, how to use different types of backpacking equipment (tents vs. hammocks vs. tarps, canister stoves vs. alcohol stoves, etc.) so that you can choose what is best for you; resupply techniques includes mail drops, what to pack in your food bag and how to cook it; pack fittings; shoe fittings; and a weekend long, whenever the thought arises Q and A!
The class begins on the evening of
Friday, August 10th with a presentation at 6pm by a former thru hiker and
long time Mountain Crossings employee. Feel free to arrive before then
and peruse the shop, enjoy the view from the overlook or get settled
into the hostel.
A stay overnight in the hostel is included in the price of the class (a sleeping bag and pillow will be needed for hostel bunks).
The next morning, on Saturday August 11th, one on one time with a Mountain
Crossings employee will be available to each class participant so that
they can get personalized advice and experience regarding their own gear
and gear needs. We will have extra staff on hand that day, all of whom
are former thru hikers, to ensure you will get a personalized assistant to help you with gear! We
encourage you to bring what backpacking gear you may have already so
that you can go over it with an employee. Feel free to also come with a
list of questions and concerns!
The class cost is $50 and this
fee is a rebate that is applied to a purchase made that day at Mountain
Crossings! That's right! The class comes with $50 of gear FREE!
Class time and date: Friday August 10th 6pm to Saturday, August 11th 3pm
Class Cost: $50 Rebate ($50 of gear is included in the class fee!)
Class Topics: How to pack a pack, how to plan a hike, how to use your
equipment, what to eat and how to cook, pack fittings, shoe fittings,
Class Includes: Backpacking presentation, a night in the
hostel, a one on one session with a staff member, a $50 rebate towards
gear or gifts at Mountain Crossings
Contact for more Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Class Size: Limited to 8 people (But don't worry! The more interest we see, the more classes there will be!)
ATTTENTION: After registering for the class buy "purchasing" a slot, we will contact you via email to give you more information and to introduce ourselves. PLEASE include a valid, up to date email address that you regularly check so that we can be sure to get in contact with you! Thank you!