Join us for an exciting week-long introductory adventure of wilderness living! As we travel down the beautiful trails of Wilson Creek Wilderness Area, near Marion, NC, we will explore the rock outcroppings and trout-filled mountain streams, experience the clear mountain air and dappled sunshine, increase our backpacking and wilderness knowledge, and develop confidence and new friendships. This will be an introduction to backpacking for older teens who want to learn and hone their wilderness skills as they gain more backpacking experience. This can be a perfect next step for those who have participated in our original Otter Clan trip or those who want to hike a couple more miles for the week. *Drop-in orientation meeting and gear inventory 2 weeks prior to departure! **Due to COVID-19, we will not be arranging group transportation- participants will need to be dropped off at the Wilson Creek Wilderness Area midday on Sunday, June 27 and picked up midday on Friday, July 2.