Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture
Tahoe Arts and Mountain Culture

Learn To Backpack Aug 28-30

Posted on August 20, 2015
Filed Under Mountaineering

If you’ve wanted to try backpacking, but weren’t quite sure how to get started check out the Tahoe Rim Trail Backcountry Trails Camp which will be held near Armstrong Pass on August 28th through August 30th.

This is a great opportunity to meet new people, work up a sweat, enjoy a few nights out under the stars, and show your appreciation and support for the Tahoe Rim Trail.

The Tahoe Rim Trail Association has been hosting Backcountry Camps for over 25 years. It’s a tradition at the TRTA and a great way to meet new people, work up a sweat, and enjoy a few nights out under the stars. At this year’s camp the TRTA will maintain trail between Star Lake and Armstrong Pass. Participants will camp out, work hard, enjoy great food prepared by our camp chefs, and get to experience a camp camaraderie that is unlike any other!

If you want to learn new skills, meet other trail enthusiasts, and give back to your community, join the TRTA for a backcountry camp! The TRTA is seeking volunteers to assist with a variety of trail work projects ranging in difficulty. Projects will consist of more technical rock work as well as basic trail tread maintenance and brushing.

Can’t make it for one of our backcountry camps? Join us for a workday! Volunteer workdays will take place most Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays until October.

Participants must be able to hike 5+ miles per day at elevation with a 20-30lb backpack. Participants must provide as much of their own gear, as possible. The TRTA has some gear available for participants. The TRTA will provide dinner on the first day and breakfast on the second day.

For more information or to register, please visit

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