Backpacking in wildest Mexico
January 15-25, 2019
Have a transformative wilderness experience. Wilderness Rescue Training partners with the State University of New York each year to offer a backpacking trip in the magical Sierra de la Laguna mountains in sunny Baja California Sur, Mexico. Baja is both beautiful and safe. The locals are welcoming, and the mountains rise from sea level to above 6,000 feet, offering breathtaking views.
Immerse yourself in a different culture. The Sierra de la Laguna is rarely visited by Americans. Here, small substance farms are hidden far from the nearest road. The rancheros that live there lead self-sufficient lifestyles, raising goats and tending mango orchards. Learn about living close to the land by interacting with these off-the-grid families.
Get college credit through the State University of New York. Participants who are enrolled in any US college or university can earn three credits through SUNY Cortland's REC 478/678: Expeditionary Learning Practicum.
Earn a Trip Leader Certificate from Wilderness Rescue Training. You will master outdoor living skills that will serve you well in any environment, and walk away with the confidence to lead your own trips. Successful participants will earn a Trip Leader Certificate.
Our curriculum will focus on:
- Expedition planning
- Small team leadership
- Risk management
- Wilderness navigation
- Outdoor cooking
- Exploring the natural world.
Highlights from the 2018 Trip Included:
- Remote route through a rarely visited canyon
- Perfect weather with no rain
- Daily swims in crystal clear water
- A species list with more than 60 entries
- Camping on the beach
Answers to all of your questions, from getting credit to getting to the airport!
Meet your Instructor
OUTDOOR SPECIALITIES: Backpacking, Canyoneering, Skiing
CREDENTIALS: NOLS Instructor, Wilderness First Responder, LNT Master Educator
PASSIONS: Spoon Carving, Bread Baking, Cabin Planning
Allie has been a lead instructor for five wilderness schools.
This course was created for students in the SUNY system. If you are interested in creating your own Custom Backpacking trip, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org