Trails Club Backpacking
Our backpacks are open to both Trail Club members and non-members. If you have questions about a specific backpack or would like to apply for that backpack, contact the leader. The Trails Club is not a travel agency, and the leader is not a tour leader but rather a fellow explorer who is willing to take on the tasks of leadership. Any member can organize and lead a backpack if he or she meets the Trails Club leadership qualifications.
The Trips Committee provides approval and oversight of all Trails Club backpacks since we currently have no Backpack Coordinator. The first point of contact for any backpack proposal is the Trips Chair. For more information, please contact Trips chair at TripsChair@trailsclub.org.
The Backpack Coordinator job is a one-year commitment. This Coordinator finds leaders for backpack events and oversees publishing event notices by the deadline each month. There are backpack leaders who will help if an overall coordinator becomes available. Contact the Trips Chair if you are a club member and would like to help with this.
Backpack Leader Forms and Information is a packet of documents for backpack leaders. The packet includes club policies for backpacks, planning information, and all the forms needed. All leaders should read this entire document and then use the appropriate forms.
Backpack Participant Forms and Information is a packet of documents for backpack participants. It includes the forms that participants need to register for, and attend, a backpack.
|Backpack Forms and Information Packets|
|Backpack Leader Forms and Information|
|Backpack Participant Information|
Individual forms are available in the Individual Forms section below.
|Previous Trails Club Backpacks||Excel|
|Local hiking & backpacking groups|
|Local outdoor & backpacking gear stores|
|Miscellaneous links: Gear reviews, outdoor tips, maps, trails, gear lists|
|Trails Club Links: Awards & Photos|
Leaders willing to help with backpacks
|Roger & Karen Andersonfirstname.lastname@example.org||360-450-9199|
Backpack Leader Forms
|Leader Instructions and list||Word|
|Backpack Trip Rating Guide||Word|
|Backpack Write-up for Blazer & Web||Word|
|Sample Backpack Details / Prospectus||Word|
|Sample Distance versus Elevation chart-sample||Excel|
|Application for Backpack|
|Medical Emergency Rescue Request|
|Emergency Contact Information|
|Trip Log / Sign-up sheet||Word|