Dave Wagner is a native of California who has been on backpacking trips since he was 5 months old. He was raised by avid backpackers and has continued this passion into adulthood. With a lifetime of experience, he can give you an overview of the equipment you'll need and the skills required to get outside and have a true wilderness experience. He knows the tips and tricks to help you develop your skills and enhance your planning so you can truly explore the California (or any other state's) Wilderness. Workshop is for anyone who wants to see that getting into the backcountry is something virtually anyone CAN do with some basic gear, a little preparation, and a sense of adventure.