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Overnight Backpacking Trips

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Explore our beautiful Genesee River Valley with a one-night backpacking trip to help you feel comfortable in the outdoors. After spending a night with us in one of our area locations, you’ll be much more comfortable and confident with many new skills, allowing you to ultimately be prepared for and want to try longer trips.

Trip Locations:



Finger Lakes Trail on
Letchworth's East Side
Finger Lakes Trail/Portageville
ADK Cranberry Lake
Sonyea State Forest

You'll Learn:
  • Staying comfortable with your pack
  • Using hiking poles with a backpack
  • When to take a break, drink water and stay strong
  • Campsite selection:  The 4 “W’s”
  • How to prioritize tasks
  • Setting up your tent, sleeping pad & sleeping bag
  • Setting up your cooking area
  • Obtain clean & safe water
  • How to use a backpacking stove
  • Cooking meals
  • How to deal with Garbage
  • How to set a bear hang
  • Gathering wood & fire building
  • How to dress for sleeping
  • How to deal with animal noises
  • Rain/water in your tent
  • Morning routines
  • Packing up and moving out

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