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11a. Write a plan for a backpacking trek of at least five days.
11b. Using Leave No Trace principles, take the trek
11c. Write a report
Bandelier has over 70 miles of backpacking trails. It is a packer’s paradise. If you choose to hike and camp in the back country of the park you must obtain a Backcountry Permit. These are available at the Visitor Center at no cost. Be prepared to outline your itinerary to the ranger who writes the permit. You must carry a topographical map of the park and know how to use it.
Did You Know?
Baby birds often leave the nest before they can really fly. That's because the nest is the most dangerous place for the young bird to stay.