Day 1 Arrival,
Leave No Trace orientation...Day 2 North Lake to Piute Creek;
managing group travel, basic first aid, cooking, hygiene...Day
3 Layover with day hike; leadership qualities, environmental
hazards, map reading, route planning...Day 4 Cross country
to Alsace Lake; cross-country travel, group dynamics, hazard evaluation,
accident prevention...Day 5 Layover with dayhike; group communication,
conflict resolution, compass skills...Day 6 French Canyon
Trail; emergency procedures, evacuation planning...Day 7
Backpack out to North Lake; debrief the week
6 nights camping
Women & Wilderness Leadership Course
Call of the Wild founding owner Carole Latimer and
premiere National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) instructor and
guide Leslie Appling join forces to team-teach this wilderness training
course. They'll share their combined experience of 50 years of guiding.
Both women are members of the California Outdoors Hall of Fame.
This class is designed for the woman contemplating
a career as an outdoor professional, as well as for women who want
to advance their outdoor skills to the guide level. Backpacking
experience is a prerequisite for the course: it is challenging and
not for beginners.
How do you stay warm and dry in a storm, keep your
pack lightweight, or take a hot bath in the wilderness without heating
water over a fire? In this course, you'll find out. But this is
not a "survival" course. You won't learn how to stay alive in the
woods by eating tree bark. Instead, this course will teach self-reliance,
and give you the tools you'll need to become an outdoor leader.
Certification in the NOLS Leave No Trace Trainer
course. Map reading, route finding, accident prevention, group dynamics,
wilderness leadership, and outdoor cooking are emphasized.
Details and teaching topics will be available in December 2008. Please
contact the Call of the Wild office for more information or to
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