Wilderness Skills Course

Wilderness Skills Course – Lost Maples

A three-day, two-night backpacking experience for women only.

When Oct 17, 2014 03:30 PM to
Oct 19, 2014 03:00 PM
Where Lost Maples State Natural Area
Contact Name Dawn Bello
Contact Email dawn.bello@tpwd.texas.gov
Contact Phone (713) 203-2915
Participants will learn how to backpack in this hands-on, immersion workshop (3 days, 2 nights). The weekend promises a trek of 10-11 miles of gorgeous scenery and eye opening vistas in the Texas Hill Country.

Topics and Skills include:

Trip planning & preparation
Site Selection & Setup
Backcountry cooking & water purification
Basic outdoor safety & backcountry emergency medicine.
Leave No Trace; and land navigation (GPS, topo, compass, sun & stars)


Friday: Check-in and a briefing on how to fit and pack a backpack; followed by a short trek to the first night’s campsite.

Saturday: We hit the trail for a hike through the picturesque Mystic Canyon which stretches through Can Creek and ends at camp #2.

Sunday: We hike the Sabinal River bed and Maple Trail under a canopy of spectacular fall foliage afforded us by Big Tooth Maple trees.

For women only. Pre-registration required. Fee: $125.00 includes camping & entrance fees, equipment and most meals. For more information or to register, contact Dawn Bello.

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