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Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop and Trip

Women’s Backpacking Weekend Workshop and Trip

An introductory backpacking workshop for all ages and all fitness levels. This workshop and backpacking trip is for women who want to deepen their connection to the wilderness and build their confidence in the outdoors. Learn the basics from trip planning, equipment selection, camp craft, nutrition and camp cooking, shelter and site selection, map reading, and outdoor ethics. Students are encouraged to take a hands-on approach and learn cooperatively with their classmates, sharing their experience and enthusiasm. At the end of the in-class training, you will pack your backpack, lace up your hiking boots, and put your knowledge into practice with an optional overnight backpacking trip in the forest. Loaner gear available. Full-day workshop on Friday, November 8th, followed by an overnight backpacking trip on November 9-10. Visit: islandfordadventures.com or email jrfought@gmail.com for more... Read More
Waterfalls ‘n Wine

Waterfalls ‘n Wine

With over 250 scenic waterfalls within Transylvania County alone, it’s about time for you to get outside and discover our very special Pisgah National Forest waterfall tours! Let us do all of the hard work as Pisgah Field School staff guides you to five incredible waterfalls in Pisgah using our 15-passenger van, leaving room for some education on the unique history of our Appalachian Mountains and a little flora and fauna ID along the way. Looking for more ideas of things to do in Brevard and the surrounding area? Meet a few of our friends as we end our trip in downtown Brevard with a wine tasting from Connie at Broad Street Wines. Make the most of your trip to beautiful Western NC! Hiking up to 1.5 miles and pre-registration are required for this... Read More
Waterfalls ‘n Wine

Waterfalls ‘n Wine

With over 250 scenic waterfalls within Transylvania County alone, it’s about time for you to get outside and discover our very special Pisgah National Forest waterfall tours! Let us do all of the hard work as Pisgah Field School staff guides you to five incredible waterfalls in Pisgah using our 15-passenger van, leaving room for some education on the unique history of our Appalachian Mountains and a little flora and fauna ID along the way. Looking for more ideas of things to do in Brevard and the surrounding area? Meet a few of our friends as we end our trip in downtown Brevard with a wine tasting from Connie at Broad Street Wines. Make the most of your trip to beautiful Western NC! Hiking up to 1.5 miles and pre-registration are required for this... Read More
Map Reading and Navigation Hike

Map Reading and Navigation Hike

Love exploring the forest, but know your map reading skills could use some improvement? Come along with me for an outing in Pisgah Forest and learn to read a topographic map. Be prepared to hike up to several miles on uneven terrain. Bring a raincoat, water and a snack. Want to know more about your guide and Island Ford Adventures? Check out the website or email jrfought@gmail.com for more... Read More
Waterfalls ‘n Wine

Waterfalls ‘n Wine

With over 250 scenic waterfalls within Transylvania County alone, it’s about time for you to get outside and discover our very special Pisgah National Forest waterfall tours! Let us do all of the hard work as Pisgah Field School staff guides you to five incredible waterfalls in Pisgah using our 15-passenger van, leaving room for some education on the unique history of our Appalachian Mountains and a little flora and fauna ID along the way. Looking for more ideas of things to do in Brevard and the surrounding area? Meet a few of our friends as we end our trip in downtown Brevard with a wine tasting from Connie at Broad Street Wines. Make the most of your trip to beautiful Western NC! Hiking up to 1.5 miles and pre-registration are required for this... Read More