AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

Women's Beginner Backpack

Date and Time

Friday, June 18, 2021 6:00PM - Sunday, June 20, 2021 2:00PM


Joe Dodge Lodge,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,


Registration is required for this activity.

(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


This weekend is designed for active women interested in learning to backpack with other women, led by female guides. AMC's Outdoor Guides introduce backpacking skills such as backcountry travel considerations, campsite set up, Leave No Trace ©, and campsite cooking. The first night is spent at the Joe Dodge Lodge for trip orientation and gear review before setting out for a 2-day, 1-night trip to and established backcountry site in the White Mountain National Forest. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: Learn backpacking skills: backcountry travel, LNT, navigation, backcountry cooking, and more. Free use of all gear and equipment for backpacking Travel through beautiful remote terrain in the White Mountains

AMC Trip Policy


Starting at:

Adult: $249 member / $269 non-member
*Lodging at Joe Dodge Lodge , Site fee at backcountry shelter; All meals from dinner on the first night to breakfast on the last day Free use of backpacking equipment Instruction and leadership by AMC Outdoor Guides

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Instruction (Skills)

Offered By

AMC Staff


Wait Listed

Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge




Adults (18+)


(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)


AMC Guides are passionate about the outdoors and have the skills necessary to ensure safe adventures. Certified in wilderness medicine, with focused training in outdoor leadership and risk management, guides provide individual attention while reaching group goals. They possess local natural and cultural history knowledge and solid backcountry skills, and they follow well-planned itineraries. As lifelong learners, AMC guides create the connections and moments that become lasting memories.