Rating: 5 / 5
I agree with Rick's comments. The area was beautiful (Paradise Valley), the route was a challenging mix of trail and off-trail hiking, we were effectively taught a large number of topics in a short period of time, and the instructors were superb. Mike C! and Sam H. had complimentary teaching styles that worked very well together. With the skills that I learned on this course I am confident that I can go on a 4-day UL backpacking trip on the Superior Hiking Trail this summer with my son.
Now if I could just learn how to cook. . . Perhaps BPL could start a ULCIA - UltraLight Culinary Institute of America.
Thanks, Mike and Sam!