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Those wishing to participate in extended 7-10 day backpack trips must first have attended a 1-day backpack seminar scheduled for May 2021  (See Seminars).  All other basic weekend field trips require no special training.  Call for details (661) 947-5153, and see below.

Extended Backpacking Trips


CWS Extended Backpacking trips are high endurance/high risk activities and require that participants demonstrate high levels of maturity and responsibility. A positive mental attitude and reasonable physical endurance and strength are a must. All participants must also attend the Survival Backpacking Seminar prior to participation in any of the backpacking trips and completed all physical testing. The guide reserves the right to refuse participation by those individuals that do not demonstrate the above qualities.

Age Limit/Gender: 18 years and up (at guide's discretion). Open to both male and female. Average age of participants runs between 28 - 35 years of age.

Limit per Trip:  7 Hikers and 1 Guide (8 Total)

Note: No Zzyzx trips at this time.
No field trips during June, July and August.

(3-day) February 19 - 21, 2021

(3-day) March 19 - 21, 2021
(3-day) April 16 - 18, 2021
(3-day) May 21 - 23, 2021

Last Update
March 6, 2021

(661) 947-5153