Participated in Andrew Skurka's Backpacking Fundamentals 3-day guided backpacking trip. Have been eagerly awaiting this trip for several months, and it was awesome. Andrew is a titan of backpacking and it was a privilege to learn from him. He generously shares his vast knowledge and experience in ways that makes it easy to learn. Topics covered included: water purification, navigation with map and compass, off trail navigation, bear/food issues, personal hygiene, foot care, knot tying, setting up tarps and tents, and more. He shares demo equipment. There were 9 people on the trip, and they were all super folks. I was the oldest and also one of the slowest, which I guess makes sense. It was a fast, strong group. We all learned a lot and it was a terrific experience.We were in Sequoia National Park, a massive wild gorgeous wilderness. We saw two bears, one of which almost dropped in for dinner.