Black Mountain Backpacking

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Backpack through the Santa Cruz Mountains to Black Mountain Backpack Camp. We supply experienced guides, delicious meals, the best equipment available, and a great time on an overnight backpacking trip.  The trails begin with a steep incline but levels off for the rest of the trail. Be ready for a workout, though the trail is achievable by most healthy adults. Your pack weight will range between 20-35lbs primarily depending on what you bring for clothing and personal items. Your guide will provide relevant  information on the trail, such as identifying common plants, animal sign, and other points of interest. We will stop often to rest, snack, and cover training and class activities.

Outfitting

We supply lightweight, modern, top of the line personal and group equipment. If you pack light, your load should be between 15-25lbs. You will be issued a Kifaru Backpack- hand made packs with the best suspension available, Big Agnes air mattress, headlamp, and a titanium spork and bowl. Group Equipment:  We supply stoves and water filters to resupply water from the creek. We also provide tent rental options listed below.

Meals

We now provide Good to Go Gourmet meals for dinner. Breakfast is simple and trail expedient, such as oatmeal or granola, coffee and tea. Bring your favorite trail snacks.

Rentals

Sleeping Bag Rental $20
BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. They are rated to 15 degrees, and contain an air mattress inside to prevent you from twisting up in your bag or rolling off of your sleeping pad, and have a pillow case built in that you can fill with your clothing.  Click here to rent.

Tent Rental $30
Big Agnes Lone Spring 2 person tent provides more shelter and privacy. Click here to rent.

Meet & Return Times

Meet at 10:30AM to follow the guides in a caravan to the trail head.
Return to your vehicle at the trail head by 12 noon the following day.

Meet Location

Training

We will train you on the trip with instruction and hands on experience to become a better backpacker at any level, and cover basic survival skills.

  • Get hands on with our equipment like water filters, personal locator beacons, camp stoves, GPS and more.
  • Learn to properly pack and set up the suspension on a backpack and how to set up camp.
  • Learn trip planning, safety & emergency protocol, wilderness skills
  • Additional day hikes may be available from the camp site.
  • Archery instruction and target practice is included on most dates.

$360 Per person.
July 30, 2016    September 10, 2016
To see available dates and check availability view the calendar here

Rentals

Sleeping Bag Rental $20 BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. They are rated to 15 degrees, and contain an air mattress inside to prevent you from twisting up in your bag or rolling off of your sleeping pad, and have a pillow case built in that you can fill with your clothing.  Click here to rent. Tent Rental $30 Big Agnes Lone Spring 2 person tent provides more shelter and privacy. Click here to rent.

Corporate Events

We can accommodate corporate events overnights backpacking Black Mountain for groups of 22 people. Contact us for pricing and availability for your team.

Private Groups

We can accommodate private groups of up to 20 people. Contact us for exact pricing and availability for your team.

Rentals

Sleeping Bag Rental $20
BAE can provide a Big Agnes Encampment sleeping bag for $20. They are rated to 15 degrees, and contain an air mattress inside to prevent you from twisting up in your bag or rolling off of your sleeping pad, and have a pillow case built in that you can fill with your clothing.
Click here to rent.

Tent Rental $30
Big Agnes Lone Spring 2 person tent provides more shelter and privacy. Click here to rent.

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