Backpacking & Yoga Fall 2017

 - Hello Adventure-Seeking Women -

Oct 21-22nd

Have you ever wanted to backpack? Camp overnight in the wilderness? Cook food over a campfire? Set up a tent? Sleep under the stars?  Listen to the magnified sounds of the wild that are present when completely engulfed in nature?  Maybe you are looking for an opportunity to unplug from everyday demands and routine, set aside all of your devices and deeply connect back to yourself through the avenue of nature, nurturing food, and the company of other women. This is a great opportunity for you if you aren't quite sure where to start or just want to get back in the woods.  

This fall, we invite you to turn that curiosity into knowledge with a two day, one night trip into the wildreness at Cane Creek Canyon. (25 miles from Florence, AL)

Learn everything about the exciting and challenging sport of backpacking while meeting and working together with other amazing women. You will learn empowering skills to turn fear into confidence!

On this women’s (only) adventure, you will learn all the steps needed to become a proficient backpacker. You will have the skills to back pack in many parts of the world. This trip is suitable for BEGINNERS and all level backpackers.

The skills you will learn and take away are endless, but here are a few:

  • -- learn what to pack and not to pack 
  • --- learn the method of how to pack   and how to wear your pack for the most comfort
  • -- learn how to use gear and what to do in the event that things don't go as planned-weather changes, etc
  • -- learn how to identify wild plants, 
  • -- basics on women’s hygiene 
  • -- "leave no trace" practice 
  • -- basics of emergency preparedness in the woods
  • -- learn how to prepare a camp site--setting up a tent, how to pick a site, how to start a fire, cook healthy foods in the wilderness

We'll begin with a brief, mandatory class on backpacking two weeks before the trip 
(to make sure everyone has the correct gear and answer questions) and then learn through applying those skills in real life with a two day, one night backpacking trip. Class will be on October 14th 1-3pm. 

Ashley Baker Haselton of Ashley Baker Yoga will offer 2 yoga classes suitable for all levels. There will be a guided meditation on Sunday morning, and then time for you to be alone in meditation, silence, or journaling before breakfast. The sweetness of morning in the wilderness is something to experience. If you have ever been to one of Ashley's classes you will soon find that anything can happen--singing, dancing, laughing--but ALWAYS a journey of connecting with yourself, igniting truth & creativity within, and a deep breathing and relaxation. 

Cost per person:  Early Bird $200 (Deposit ($50) paid by September 23rd)

  • $225 (Deposit paid after September 23rd) 
  • Payment in FULL by October 6th, 2017
  • Non-refundable Deposit: $50 to hold your spot  
  • Paypal:, check or cash
  • Venmo: Ashley Haselton 
  • Please contact for further questions

What's included:

-backpacking and wilderness training (pre-meeting, 2 days/1 night)
-guided yoga and meditation
-all meals (not snacks) (4 meals total) coffee and tea
-most camping equipment

*Some personal gear is required (we will send out a full gear list and options for renting, borrowing, etc. once you register).

Backpacking & Yoga (Oct 6-8)

11050839_10100319519329335_6879567300829634453_oFood: Summer and Ashley will be providing healthy, nutrient dense foods (mostly organic). We will all take turns preparing the food for one another! This is a beautiful way to connect with each other--preparing, serving, nurturing!







Meet your Guides:

11692720_10207428273168865_7681261908813981259_nSummer McCreless: Summer has grown up exploring the natural world through backpacking, hiking, gardening, and herbal medicine. Summer is a former Outward Bound Instructor (HIOBS and NCOBS) and has guided for the Appalachian Mountain Club in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. She has led many 21 day backpacking trips in complete wilderness. She has had Wilderness First Responder training. Summer's overflowing joy comes from being a beautiful mother to Sky and Lavender, a wife, while continuing her love as an herbalist and owning a successful herbal company--Mothering Herbs. A modern day Medicine Woman! She now farms with her family in North-West Alabama. 



Ashley Baker Haselton:  Ashley (EYT-200) shares her kind heart and love of life by leading yoga classes, retreats, teacher trainings, meditation, soul touching chants, and poetry. She has dedicated herself to these healing and ancient practices - continually diving deeper into the intimacy of her own heart and soul since the moment they were discovered.  She resides in Florence, Alabama with her husband, sharing her knowledge of nourishing foods, and love of their backyard homestead.  Ashley has backpacked in India, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Australia. 





Cancellation Policy—PLEASE READ

Our cancellation/refund policy is based on our investment in time, course planning and food and equipment purchases before your course.

Cancellation refunds

  • - More than 60 days (before trip date) 100% minus the deposit
  • - 59-15 days 50% minus the deposit 
  • - 14 days or less no refunds


  1. Judy Grady
    01.10.2017 at 4:42 pm

    The last time that I checked (about 1 week ago) I was the only one who had registered for the backpacking event. Do you anticipate more reservations. Will you cancel if I am the only one?

    • ashley
      04.10.2017 at 2:49 pm

      Hi Judy, we will have to cancel if we do not meet our minimum. As of right now, we have not met the minimum. We will make a decision next week. Thank you for understanding 🙂

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