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 their 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 "section" of the Salmon River in Idaho. The unique continuous flow of this expedition itinerary will give students outstanding opportunities to develop land and water based leadership skills while traveling through the vast and remote Northern Rockies backcountry. In addition to basic paddling, students will learn swift water rescue skills and be challenged to apply those on a famous technical river. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.