Fast and Light basically has two categories: consumerism and simplicity. You can spend thousands of dollars on the lightest weight gear known to (wo)man or you can travel like John Muir, with a wool blanket and a tin cup. Come out with us to find the balance between those two worlds. Learn tricks of the trade like how to camp with a tarp instead of a tent and learn that if you cut off the handle of your toothbrush to save weight, you won't be able to reach your molars! This trip is done over a two day period in which you will sort through your gear with a fine tooth comb, go shopping with your guide, and go on a small backpacking trip into some steep terrain to see how your light packing paid off!
course will never be cancelled due to lack of
participation. That means
that if you are the only sign up, you get the
guide and the low price
all to yourself!
Day 1: Meet at our Bishop office to lean the art of packing. Have a grocery store competition and see who can pack in the most calories in the least amount of weight! Weigh packs, and head into the mountains!