Backpacking Coaching

Are you new to backpacking? Trying to lighten up your backpacking kit? Have questions about how to find trails? Just have questions in general and wish there was someone to talk to? Come talk to me.

I offer coaching session for all things backpacking on a $0 – whatever you want to pay an hour ($50 an hour seems to be the normal rate but I want backpacking to be accessible so I am willing to negotiate but also please respect my time). Always free for people of color. We can chat on the phone, over skype or in person if you live in the PNW. Payment via venmo, paypal or cash preferred. I can help with the following things:

  • Meal planning and prep for a backpacking trip, including dehydration
  • Gear advice
  • How to lighten your load
  • Pack shakedowns
  • How to backpack on a budget
  • Trail selection
  • Clothing and footwear selection
  • Foot care while on trail
  • Physical training advice and accountability
  • Permits and regulations by land classification
  • Mental strength training and overcoming fears
  • Just answering questions or providing support as you get started

To learn more or schedule a coaching session email me at!

Are you local to the northwest? I will go on your first backpacking trip with you! Sliding scale fee $250-$500. What you will get out of this experience:

  • I will help you choose and plan your first backpacking trip!
  • Gear shakedown with you ahead of the backpacking trip
  • Advice and guidance if you are buying new backpacking gear
  • Help meal planning
  • ME! On trail with you! Helping you set up camp, identify a good campsite, familiarize yourself with all your gear, share backpacking tips and tricks with you and just generally make sure that your first backpacking trip goes smoothly.
  • A post trip reflection to help you figure out what can be improved upon for your next trip

To learn more or schedule your first backpacking trip contact me at!