Monday, July 1, 2013, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where to meet:
Evans Brothers Coffee
524 Church St, Sandpoint, ID 83864
You will carpool from Evans Brothers to the Rock Lake trailhead in the Cabinet Mountains.
Join SOLE Executive Director and Leave No Trace Master Educator, Dennison Webb on this phenomenal hike into the heart of the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness! Participants ages 12 and older will learn the amazing human and natural history of this area, as well as, outdoor living and travel skills related to Leave No Trace practices and ethics.
What to Expect:
You should be comfortable traveling a fair to significant distance over varied terrain with moderate weight on your back. This hike is 8 miles round trip. You should also be able to be comfortable learning and applying skills in a backcountry setting (i.e., being exposed to inclement weather for long periods of time and other environmental conditions outside of our instructors’ control). Instruction will concentrate on the subjects which support successful outdoor travel and living, wildland ethics and practices, and just simply kicking back and having a good time!
Examples of possible content, includes but is not limited to:
- Outdoor Technical Skills
- Environmental Awareness & Stewardship
- Leave No Trace Ethics & Practices
This SOLE Experience will occur “In the Field” and each is chocked-full of experiential activities. In order to get the most out of our experience and to support the overall group goals we ask everyone to be punctual, be well prepared, and be responsible for self and others. This includes helping with both personal and group tasks when on trail! Through demonstrating positive expedition behavior our days are typically filled with fun and adventure!
A typical day, “In the Field” with SOLE:
8:00 AM – Meet at designated meeting place. (Evans Brothers Coffee, 524 Church St, Sandpoint, ID) Load personal and group gear in vehicle(s)/trailer 8:30 AM – Drive to destination (e.g., trail head, boat launch, etc.)
9:00-9:30 AM – Unload vehicle/trailer (time depending on length of drive)
9:30 AM – Morning briefing
10:00 AM – Morning activity/lesson
10:30 AM – Morning practical application
12:00 PM – Lunch
1:00 PM – Afternoon activity/lesson
1:30 PM – Afternoon practical application to trail head/take-out
3:00 PM – Arrive at trail head/take-out, Load personal and group gear
4:00 PM – Debrief & drive back to meeting site.
5:00 PM – Unload personal and group gear in vehicle(s)/trailer (if appropriate).
Tour minimum: 8 people
Tour maximum: 20 people
Cost: $12 per person, payable to Exploring Families.
Payment is required in advance via Paypal, credit card, debit card, check, or cash. Details about the payment options are on the Registration page (when you click on the "Register" button below.) There is no "Pay at the Door." Your spots with our group are saved when payment is received. Payment is due by June 27. If payment is not received by June 27, your reservation will be cancelled. You can receive a full refund if you cancel prior to June 27.
Cancellation: Please contact us as soon as you can if you have to cancel. There is usually a waiting list of families wanting to participate. Or we may have to cancel the activity if we cannot meet the minimum number of required students.
How to Register: For two adults and 3 kids, one adult would register herself under the "Adult Attendee Info" section. Then under "People ages 12+" at the bottom of the form, select "4."
SOLE is a local 501(c)(3) education non-profit and we always welcome support of our mission. If interested in additionally supporting our cause donations can be made out to SOLE and sent to the following address or via PayPal on our website:
Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education (SOLE)
1255 Meadowood Road, Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
www.soleexperiences.org ★ firstname.lastname@example.org ★ 928.351.SOLE
Recommended Gear List for our Summer SOLE Experiences:
We recommend participants to Plan Ahead & Prepare for our experiences. North Idaho backcountry is unpredictable during most seasons and requires proper equipment for an enjoyable and positive backcountry experience – even the summer months! Please follow the list below and feel free to contact us for any additional clarification. Most items can be borrowed from friends or purchased at local retail stores. All SOLE Experiences are outfitted with an expedition first aid kit and satellite phone carried by our personnel. In addition, all SOLE Experience Lead Field Instructors are certified Wilderness First Responders. If you have any medical or other personal needs that require special attention please let your Lead Field Instructor know!
- Rain shell (waterproof breathable material is nice for active courses)
- Rain pants (same as above)
- Mid-weight Poly-propylene Top
- Mid-weight Poly-propylene Bottom
- Hiking shorts or convertible pants
- Hiking Boots (full grain leather are great)
- Wool or synthetic-blend hiking socks
- Long sleeve “sun shirt” (long sleeve cotton t-shirt works decent for this during our summer season)
- 2 Nalgenes (1 liter water bottles)
- Water Filter/Water Purification (e.g., iodine tablets)
- Notebook with pen/pencil
- 10 Essentials
- Head Lamp & Extra Batteries
- Food (appropriate food for backcountry use, prepackage food accordingly to minimize waste, be sure to include all meals appropriate for the experience)
- *Trekking poles
- *Crazy Creek Chair
- *Map of area and Compass (our instructors will have as well)
Release of Liability: Before you attend this activity, please print and sign the SOLE Release of Liability. Please complete one waiver per person. Bring the completed waiver with you to the hike .
Please note: High clearance vehicle strongly recommended.
This tour will not be canceled for any weather reasons.