Guadalupe Backpacking

The Guadalupe Mountains are one of the most unique natural resources in the Southwest. This beautiful high desert region provides numerous exciting recreational opportunities. On this trip, you will find yourself being challenged to tackle rugged limestone slopes as we descend over one thousand feet into one of the numerous canyon systems. You and your ten companions can expect to spend several hours per day hiking with a large backpack on this three-day adventure.

 

 

Trip Registration Info

Trip Dates:
October 25 - 27

Early Registration Deadline:
October 9

Early Trip Cost:
$95

Late Registration Deadline:
October 16

Late Trip Cost:
$105

Trip Specifics

Location:
Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico

Activity:
Backpacking

Learning Goals:
How to pack for a backpacking trip, pack fitting, backcountry cooking, Leave No Trace techniques, staying warm, water purification, etc.

Prior Experience:
No prior experience is required. However, one should consider how comfortable they are with heights and travel on very rugged terrain.

Physical/Mental Challenge:
Physically, this trip is tough because of the long day of hiking and the 3,000ft elevation loss and gain. The terrain is demanding and requires a person to be physically fit and capable of carrying a 30lbs pack for about 10 hours straight. The hardest part of the hike is at the end of the day as we have to go back up the 3000ft that we came down. You will be exhausted, but glad for it.

Included with Trip Registration

  • All necessary gear and hardware
  • Transportation
  • Meals in the Field

What Will You Need?

Money for snacks/meals during the trip.

All regular items from the OPC trip pack list.