Trail Crafter I

The Escalante River carved a spectacular canyon to explore.

The Escalante River carved a spectacular canyon to explore.

The Trail Crafter I is the core course of Desert DAWN.  This is the woodcraft trail camping course through which you will learn the age old trail craft skills  of staying comfortable in nature with the basic gear and nature’s resources.

Pack Craft often involves using home made pack systems or using gear that is normally part of you kit to create a pack.

Pack Craft often involves using home made pack systems or using gear that is normally part of your camping kit to create a pack.

Early recreational campers knew how to whittle utensils with their field knife.  Getting from point to point using map and compass navigation skills was second nature (no GPS).  Setting up a cooking fire was a snap. Starting the fire with a stone and piece of metal was easier than “flicking a bic”.  Then using that fire to cook up some supper capped off a wonderful day of exploring nature.   Woodcraft skills were the way of the campers during the Golden Age of Camping.  Woodcraft skills are the skills gained on the Trail Crafter I course.  Learn more about the Trail Crafter I curriculum.

The beautiful contrast between the sculpted slickrock and the carved canyons gives us plenty of cause to stop and enjoy the scenery.

The beautiful contrast between the sculpted slickrock and the carved canyons gives us plenty of cause to stop and enjoy the scenery.

South Central Utah is famous for the riparian canyons within the Grand/Staircase Escalante National Monument.  Traditional woodcraft camping provides an excellent means for exploring these canyons.  Join us as we encounter the various treasures nature puts forth for us to enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 

Course Dates, Rates and Registration

The Trail Crafter Course:  July 17th -21st, 2017

Tuition:  $875

Registration information is available on the Course Registration page.

Enrollment Limit: 9 Students

 

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