No. Ocean kayaking is easy to learn. The kayaks have a rudder system controlled by foot pedals allowing easy maneuvering. Our guides will give you instruction basic paddling techniques to enable you to paddle with confidence and ease.
|Easy||well maintained trails and/or mostly flat terrain.|
|Moderate||mostly good trails, with significant elevation changes of a gradual nature or short but strenuous.|
|Strenuous||will contain some or all of following conditions: off trail hiking, creek/river crossings, rough terrain, significant elevation changes, long hiking days.|
This is usually the first question on most people’s mind. And, it is difficult to give a blanket response, as many variables come into play. The number of days, where you are hiking, how many are in the group, what personal gear you bring, will all affect the weight you carry. The West Coast Trail and the Rockies both have a food drop thereby reducing the weight, while the other expeditions do not.
Here is a breakdown of weights you should consider, excluding your personal gear:
Weight in Pounds
|Backpack||5 – 8|
|Tent||4 – based on two sharing|
|Food||6 – 10|