Extended Intro to Backpacking Trip: August 2-4, 2024

This extended Intro trip is a great way to learn how to backpack on your own!  You'll hike 18 miles over 3 days, with only 2,500ft of elevation change, and along the way you'll learn how to read a trail map, how to carry a pack, how to hike with trekking poles, how to set up a tent, how to cook and properly sore your food, and more - with a focus on lightweight techniques.  All while being surrounded by some of the best views in the Southern Appalachian mountains!  This trip is a great option for hikers who are looking for something that falls in between our 2-day Intro trip and our popular 3-day Appalachian Trail trip in length and difficulty.  You'll leave empowered to hit the trail again soon!

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