Wake up in the morning on a mountain top, watch the mist rise from the valley below, sit by a quiet evening camp fire and listen to the babble of a mountain brook and the night sounds under a canopy of trees. See where the deer come for water, and possibly even mister deer himself, as he is startled by approaching footsteps.

Merri-Mac’s backpacking program is designed to give our girls the skills to travel safely and comfortably in the backcountry. We begin in camp learning the basics of wilderness first aid, campsite selection, backcountry cooking, orienteering, etc. and quickly move out on the trail as we visit places like Catawba Falls, Graybeard, and Lookout Mountain.

Our North Carolina mountains offer some of the most beautiful backpacking trails in the world. Come and explore them with us.

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