Appalachian Trail Backpacking Course Offered

 Photo credit: Adventure Alan

Photo credit: Adventure Alan

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is currently accepting applications from novice hikers for its backpacking course in Mount Rogers National Recreation Area in southwest Virginia. The course will be held in early November. According to the ATC, "the 3 day/2-night led backpacking course will help new hikers feel prepared to successfully hike the A.T. while gaining an appreciation for the outdoors, knowledge of the A.T., and exposure to long-distance hiking culture." 

The course is limited to six participants, and spots will be tentatively reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis (applications will be reviewed and selected by ATC staff). The course is $375, which includes food and course materials. To apply, click here.