8-day backpacking trip for women in the Sierra Nevada mountains
Women In The Wilderness is an 8-day immersive backpacking trip in the Sierra Nevada Mountains for women, two-spirit, genderqueer and non-binary folks who have had limited to no access to mountaineering-specific outdoor recreation on August 8-15, 2021. Transportation costs will be subsidized and all food, gear, and equipment (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, tents, stoves, rain gear, etc.) needed will be provided AT NO COST to participants.
Participants will meet and have an introduction and orientation session with trip leaders before embarking on an 8-day immersive backpacking trip. All trips will be based in the Sierras, typically in Kings Canyon National Park or the Inyo National Forest. During the trip, leaders will guide participants through the hike and through nightly sessions exploring topics relevant to ensuring safety along the hike as well as topics relevant to a women’s affinity group. Each cohort will be exposed to the numerous natural resources and conservation careers available in our public lands and will meet and work with a conservation crew on the ground during the trip, gaining valuable knowledge and work skills.