The Wilderness Backpacking + Packrafting Expedition provides multiple forms of adventure while promoting personal growth, character development, and technical skills. Students will spend the first week of their15-day expedition backpacking, covering significant mileage and exploring a remote wilderness area. Students will spend the second week packrafting and fly fishing the famous "River of No Return" main stretch of the SalmonRiver in Idaho. The unique continuous flow of this itinerary will give students outstanding opportunities to develop extensive land- and water-based leadership skills while traveling through the vast and remote Northern Rockies backcountry. In addition to technical paddling skills, students will learn swift water rescue techniques and be challenged to identify, understand, and avoid water hazards as part of MWS’ river risk management curriculum. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.