This year I'm offering two types of trips:
1) Ultimate Hiking Courses are introductory-level and will be held in six regional locations: CA, NC, VA, CO, MI, NH, and MI. The objective is to learn about and apply the gear, supplies, and skills that make hiking fun, less work. Consider this course an investment: learn from experts, not through trial and error, and avoid hundreds of dollars in regrettable gear purchases and years of trips that should have been more enjoyable and less difficult. The course includes a comprehensive pre-trip curriculum and a 3-day/2-night trip.
More info about Ultimate Hiking Courses
The first course is May 19-20 in Henry Coe State Park. Course info
2) Wilderness Adventures are advanced-level trips held in Greater Yellowstone and Yosemite National Park. This will be an outstanding backcountry experience -- we will hike deep into world-class terrain while mastering basic skills and developing expert-level skills like off-trail navigation, snow travel, and coping with inclement weather. The trip includes a comprehensive pre-trip curriculum plus a 7-day/6-night trip.
More info about Wilderness Adventures
The first courses are in July, starting in Jackson, Wyoming. Trip info
I am the lead instructor/guide on all trips. Either Brian Robinson, Mike Clelland, Alan Dixon, Phillip Werner, or Paul Magnanti will be assisting me. These individuals are truly experts.
Normal prices for these trips are $600 and $1,600. However, if you register as a group of 2+ people, discounts of $50 and $125 per person will be applied.
BPL members who don't "know" one another now but who agree to take the course together are eligible for these discounts. You can search for a partner using this thread, or through PM. In the online registration, just note other members in your group so that I can account for it properly.
I'd be happy to answer any questions about the trips, in this thread or via email, andrewskurka at gmail dot com.
For additional program information (like dates, locations, curriculum, and free and discounted year) to go: http://andrewskurka.com/guided-trips