In the mountains, you will learn or review topographic map reading, cooking, how to pack and adjust your pack, foot care, hydration, knots, and most importantly leadership and teamwork. Backpacking is a great combination of team and individual elements. The mountains of Maine are rugged, wooded, and will at times be muddy and steep, making it necessary to “spot” and coach each other thorough difficult terrain. At times you will travel on wilderness footpaths, at others, you will navigate off trail. You will likely reach mountain peaks where, if the weather cooperates, you will be rewarded with spectacular views.
Living and traveling with just what you can carry on your back is a simple existence, in which small choices can make deceptively great differences. To live well in the outdoors, all crew members must share the chores that turn a camp into a home, including setting up tents and tarps, making a kitchen area, taking a turn fetching water, and cooking satisfying meals.
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