The Yellowstone Backpacking Expedition is an introductory backpacking expedition, specifically designed for 14 - 16 year old students. This one week adventure focuses on preparing students to enjoy the backcountry and teach them fundamental outdoor skills such as cooking, camping and navigation while being a member of an expeditionary group. Students will be challenged physically (at appropriate introductory levels), and will hike most days with packs in a mountainous backcountry environment. While on this expedition, students will learn about Leave No Trace® camping principles and how to work as a team to accomplish common expedition goals. For more information about MWS core curriculum and expedition progression see Expedition Life.