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 link below.

What is HAT Training?


Earning HAT Awards






Basic Backpacking

Basic Course Materials
Medical Form



Map and Compass
November 11, 2017




Spring Basic Backpacking
March 2-4, 2018




Fall Basic Backpacking
September 22-24, 2017


Basic Backpack Course Details - Fall

Course Registration



Day Hikes

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


September 24, 2016
O'Neil Park John Taylor 949-697-3386 Email
Sugarloaf Peak Clark Adams 949-552-3917 Email
San Gabriel Peak Greg Arnold 714-883-9308 Email
Laguna Wilderness Andy Hernando 949-350-2109 Email


September 30, 2017
TBD Jeff Bozanic 714-747-2727 Email




Overnight Hikes

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


September 30 - October 1
Alger Creek Greg Arnold 714-883-9308 Email


October 7-8
Mt. Pacifico Brian Mendoza 714-299-6119 Email


October 14-15
Lions Canyon John Taylor 949-697-3386 Email


November 4-5
Anza Borrego Clark Adams 949-552-3917 Email


November 10-11
Lions Canyon Jeff Bozanic 949-350-2109 Email







Winter Backpacking

Winter Course Syllabus
Medical Form

Winter Backpacking
November 17-18, 2017


Iceaxe Training
December 3, 2017


Winter Hike
January 13-14, 2018




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