Introduction to backpacking Country Squirrel Outfitters PA Wilds

Beginners Backpacking Trip – Quehanna Trail

Beginners Backpacking Trip

Are you interested in backpacking, but have never done it before, or don’t want to go alone? If so, then this trip is for you!

Country Squirrel Outfitters guides will teach you all of the basics of backpacking on this shorter, 8 mile trip. We will hike part of the trip one day, camp out for the night, then finish it the next day. This trip takes place in the Quehanna Wilderness area, so there is some rocky terrain, but not a lot of hills. The area is beautiful, and has plenty of water. We will show everyone how to use water filtration devices, backpacking cooking, and more!

If you are new to backpacking and are not sure what you need, we will be happy to set up a  private consultation with you. As part of the consultation, we will go over everything you need, explain all of the gear to you, and what to expect on your first outing. The consultation is free of charge, and is by appointment. This allows us to set you up one on one with an expert outfitter. For those out of town guests that are not able to set up a consultation, please see the “Backpacker’s checklist” that lists everything that you need. Most items can be rented, or all items can be purchased at our store upon your arrival. Just give us a call in advance, and let us know what items you will need.

Cancellation: We apologize for any inconvenience, however, we must have a minimum of 4 people booked in order to proceed with the trip. If we have less than 4, the trip will be cancelled.  In addition, if we see that there is a relatively high chance of thunderstorms, the trip may be cancelled. Rain showers will not cause a cancellation.

Time: 11:00 am – we recommend that you arrive to the store a little early to sign your liability waiver

Where do I meet: At our store, at 3 Main St. Ridgway, PA 15853

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