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Denver Backcountry Backpacking Basics with Carly Moree

May 17, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Social | Education – Educate yourself on all things backcountry backpacking and get geared up for Summertime in the mountains!

Event Overview

  • Skill Level: Social
  • Event Type: Education – Backpacking

About the Event: Are you interested in backpacking in either a group or solo, but still need more information before you get on the trail? This workshop is created for folks who are new to overnight trips. You’ll learn which gear to bring, which food to pack, how to pack your pack, how to work through various fears about getting on trail, plus everything in between. You’ll get all the tools you need for feeling more confident, knowledgeable, and comfortable backpacking.

About Carly Moree: Carly Moree is the Founder & Owner of Rocky Mountain Hiking Company, one of the few female-owned guided day hiking and backpacking companies in the United States. She was the first woman to attempt a 3-day hike/run of the 223-mile John Muir Trail/Nüümü Poyo, is the co-author of the popular thru-hiking book Pacific Crest Trials, and has hiked and run more than 10,000 miles on trails around the U.S. including running across the Grand Canyon and back in one day and the Pacific Crest Trail 1.5 times. Many miles have been in the dark, solo.

What You Get

In this Intro to Backpacking workshop, you’ll learn:

  • Which gear to bring
  • Specific gear recommendations for keeping your pack a comfortable weight
  • Which food to bring
  • How to pack your pack
  • How to get organized for a backpacking trip when working full-time
  • How to get a permit for National Park trips
  • Altitude & weather considerations
  • What to do during wildlife encounters
  • Tips for working through fear going into a backpacking trip
  • Specific trail recommendations
  • Carly will share personal stories about her backpacking experiences

You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions during and after the workshop, as well as meet others who are also new to backpacking.

Important Notes

  • What’s Included? Informational education on backpacking and drinks!


Blind Tiger by Hooch Booch
3040 Blake Street, #131
Denver, CO 80205 United States