This 4 day class is phase II of the American Hiking Guides Association and will provide a certification for Backpacking Guides. Prerequisites for this class is the AHGA Hiking Guide Certification. We will run this course over back to back weekends, April 28 and 29 and May 5 and 6. These 4 days will consist entirely of practical exercises. Each student will be serve as the lead and assistant guide for extended periods of time over the 4 days. Each student will be evaluated on a number of skills including but not limited to, group management, communications, outdoor skills, safety, navigation, and various scenarios are they are encountered.