High Adventure Training

Our training courses are designed to help prepare the new Trek Leader for taking scouts into the wilderness and provide updated information for the veteran Trek Leader. Basic Backpacking classroom training is followed with a day hike to provide field experience with map and compass and a weekend overnight hike to let you experience what you've been told about. This training is offered twice a year, the first weekend of March and the last weekend of September. Winter Backpack training is put on in January. If you have questions about the training contact Jeffrey Bozanic at 714-747-2727 or Barbara Gibson at 714-213-4865. The following schedules are typical for the classroom trainings. As you can see we cover a wide range of topics and we include guest experts on several topics.

Comments, questions, or suggestions please contact:

Barney Ruble Webmaster
Dennis Crockett - HAT Chairman

To understand what our Basic Backpacking Course is all about click on the links below.

What is HAT Training?
Earning HAT Awards

Basic Backpacking

Basic Course Materials
Medical Form

Spring Basic Backpacking
March 2-4, 2018

Basic Backpack Course Details - Spring

Course Registration

Click on Leader name for hike handout
Click on Hike name for hike information

Day Hike March 4, 2018

Sugarloaf Peak Clark Adams 949-552-3917
San Gabriel Peak Greg Arnold 714-883-9308
Oneill Park John Taylor 949-697-3386

Day Hike March 31, 2018

Mt Baden Powell Jeff Bozanic 714-747-2727

Overnight Hikes

April 7-8 Cedar Glen Greg Arnold 714-883-9308
April 13-14 Horse Thief Canyon Adult Jeff Bozanic 714-747-2727
April 14-15 Horse Thief Canyon Youth Jeff Bozanic 714-747-2727
April 14-15 Anza Borrego Overlook Clark Adams 949-552-3917

Fall Basic Backpacking
September 2018

Winter Backpacking

Winter Course Syllabus
Medical Form