Immanuel Lutheran Events

Backpacking Interest Meeting

February 20, 2019

Backpacking Trip - Bighorn Mountains, WY

Saturday, July 20 – Saturday, July 27, 2019

This is a multi-generational experience for young adults, adults and youth who have completed 8th grade. Students who have completed 7th Grade may attend with a parent.  All are welcome!

Interest Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 20, 7:45 p.m.

If you’re not into hiking the back-country check out the family-friendly Base Camp.


Packing list

Important dates and details for your calendar

Practice Hikes

We will walk the trails and talk through the trip.  Bring your pack and start out with a lighter load and work up to a heavier load.  Bring your questions and we’ll talk them through with you.  Start getting in shape now so that you’ll enjoy the mountain experience even more!  Please let us know if you’d like to carpool from Immanuel or meet at the Flying Cloud entrance parking lot of the Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area.

Leave No Trace Training

We’ll learn important skills through hands-on and interactive experiences that will help protect the wilderness.

Food Packing Night (Mandatory): July 17, Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.

You will help pack and organize your group’s meals and you’ll receive personal breakfasts, lunches and snacks, so you don’t want to miss this meeting!



See and experience things that are out of the ordinary. Take a ride across Dakota, laugh with friends, enjoy Solitude, take a shower in a mountain waterfall, sing around campfires, sleep under the stars, commune with God. Hike, work, cook, play and pray together, and take part in the best adventure of all, friendship grounded in faith, guided by Jesus Christ. Come grow in friendship and faith!  Learn how to minimize our impact on the wilderness with Leave No Trace Training (Things like: how to hike and camp respectfully, low impact cooking and camping, and how to poop in the woods…and so much more!).

Group hikes will be scheduled so you can meet others going on the trip and have your questions answered! We’ll meet at Immanuel and then drive down to Richard T. Anderson Conservation Area to hike for an hour or so.

For safety purposes all first-time backpackers will be asked to come in for a mandatory equipment check.  First timers are asked to bring ALL the equipment that they plan to take (with the exception of underwear) so that a trip leader can check that you have all of the necessary equipment and address your questions.

Contact Pastor Paul ( for more information.

Details will be posted as they become available.

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