July 20, 2009
BPL Wilderness Trekking Course
Backpacking Light has a tremendous wealth of information on ultralight hiking strategies. Unfortunately the site is subscription-only, so most of its content is firewalled, but BPL also runs wilderness courses, including this Aug 23-Sept 5 Wilderness Trekking Long Distance class, which runs 14 days and a whopping two grand per person.
For your investment you get to learn thru-hiking techniques directly from long-distance guru Andrew Skurka plus philosophy, tips and tricks from Gossamer Gear founder Glen Van Peski. $2000 is a bit past the limits of our operating budget here at sierradescents, but you can be sneaky like me and download the course packet, which is chock full 'o great information, plus lots of gear tips.