top of page

Limitations to Consider 

Though no prior experience is required, this program is intended to challenge participants both physically and spiritually. Here are a few things to keep in mind when considering this adventure:


  • Backpacking: We will be carrying 3 days worth of personal and group gear, including food, in backpacks weighing up to 50lbs for as much as 6 miles per day.

  • Hiking: We will be hiking anywhere between 6 and 15 miles total per day

  • Terrain: We will be hiking through areas where ground conditions will be uneven/rocky, muddy, or off-trail at times. 

  • Elevation: Basecamps will be between 8,000 and 9,500 feet and hiking will reach 12,500 feet. 

  • Schedule: Days on the course may be long and require you to be up at 6am and in bed after 9pm

  • Wilderness: We will spend 3 days in the wilderness with limited access and communication.


Learning Objectives


This program aims to use God's creation as a classroom for spiritual growth amongst His people. We intend to balance outdoor learning and leadership skills with the truth of His word through scripture. Here are some of the topics that may be covered:


Outdoor Skills

  • Packing a backpack

  • Picking a campsite

  • Wilderness cooking

  • Route planning and navigation

  • Leave No Trace outdoor ethic

Devotional Topics

  • Celebrating creation

  • Inner peace

  • Contentment

  • Sacrafice

  • Leadership

  • Teamwork

Back to Backpack Expedition page

Jun 29, 2024, 5:00 PM
First Lutheran Church
bottom of page