Explorer Expeditions

For graduates of the Family Backpacking Training Series, these longer backcountry outings will lead you to new places even further off the beaten path.

Future dates and location TBD.

Here is information from our 2016 adventure:

Family Friendly, 5-night Backcountry Trip
Cottonwood Lakes, Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains
July 12-17, 2016

Soak in the pristine beauty of the high mountain landscapes. Explore the remote John Muir Wilderness with confidence! Enjoy the pace and discovery of hiking with kids in the backcountry… with trusted leaders in the field of nature connection and adventure.
Instructors: Jeannie Lee, Rachel Kimball, Stacey Anderson
Due to permitting limitations in this remote wilderness area, there are only 10 participant spots open for this trip. All participants must have backpacking experience.

June 2016 Pre-trip meeting
July 12 Car camping, Horseshoe Meadow Campground
July 13-17 Hike in to Cottonwood Lakes, four nights in the backcountry

Check out our blog: 5 Tips to Backpacking with Children



To Register:
Please submit one Enrollment Form per family and one Medical Release Form per participant and payment to:

Earthroots Field School
PO Box 504
Trabuco Canyon, CA 92688

Or email to: staci@earthrootsfieldschool.org

Payment may be mailed to address above or sent via paypal to payments@earthrootsfieldschool.org

Earthroots provides:
– Guidance by Earthroots Field School instructors, certified Wilderness First Responders and First Aid & CPR
– all camping site fees
– naturalist education

Participants provide:
– transportation to and from first night campground
– parking passes for National Forest
– food
– gear (group will facilitate borrowing and sharing, as possible)
– transportation (carpooling will be encouraged and facilitated)

$450/person-$400/person sliding scale
$375/additional family member
All ages welcome, same price for infants as adults due to the permit limitations set by Inyo National Forest.

Looking for first time backpack training for your family? Check out Earthroots Family Backpacking Training Series
For more information, please contact Staci Hansen at staci@earthrootsfieldschool.org