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Backcountry Cooking

Backcountry Cooking

This class will have your mouth watering. Learn how to prepare delicious meals and desserts in the backcountry. Also learn safe stove operation, and clean up procedures that following Leave No Trace guidelines. All materials and ingredients are provided. Just bring an appetite. Students help prepare and eat the dishes made in this... Read More
Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to plan routes and create custom maps. Then, you will learn to upload those maps onto your phone using the app, Avenza Maps. This will allow you to track your real time location on the custom map you created even while your phone is on Airplane mode. Never wonder where you are again……while you have have a charge on your phone. Note: The Navigation with Map and Compass is not required, but highly recommended as a prerequisite for this... Read More
Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

Computer and Smartphone Navigation Tools

The purpose of this class is to learn to use the computer-based program, CalTopo to plan routes and create custom maps. Then, you will learn to upload those maps onto your phone using the app, Avenza Maps. This will allow you to track your real time location on the custom map you created even while your phone is on Airplane mode. Never wonder where you are again……while you have have a charge on your phone. Note: The Navigation with Map and Compass is not required, but highly recommended as a prerequisite for this... Read More
An Appalachian Christmas

An Appalachian Christmas

Starting the first weekend in December, Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland. Visit for the day if you are local or bring your whole family on a Christmas adventure for the weekend. The weekend packages includes: Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom) Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning Dinner Saturday evening, Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks Easy access to all of the holiday activities Activities include: Appalachian Christmas Village & Craft Market | Llamas | Brunch with Santa | Hot Chocolate Bar | S’mores around the fire | Climbing with an elf | Pick out your Christmas tree | Blacksmithing ornaments | Cookie decorating | AND... Read More
An Appalachian Christmas

An Appalachian Christmas

Starting the first weekend in December, Earthshine Lodge transforms into a winter wonderland. Visit for the day if you are local or bring your whole family on a Christmas adventure for the weekend. The weekend packages includes: Two nights at the lodge (private room with a queen bed, loft with two twin beds, balcony, private bathroom) Hearty mountain breakfast on Saturday morning Dinner Saturday evening, Brunch with Santa on Sunday morning Holiday movies on the big screen with hot chocolate and snacks Easy access to all of the holiday activities Activities include: Appalachian Christmas Village & Craft Market | Llamas | Brunch with Santa | Hot Chocolate Bar | S’mores around the fire | Climbing with an elf | Pick out your Christmas tree | Blacksmithing ornaments | Cookie decorating | AND... Read More