Enjoy one of our favorite sections of the AT for this ladies only 2 Day, 1 Night backpacking trip. The goal of this trip is to provide a supportive environment for anyone who identifies as female to experience backpacking for the first time. You'll learn all the basics of backpacking through a hands-on weekend and leave empowered to spend more time on the trail! It will be a total of 14 miles of hiking over rolling terrain. This trip is designed for people who don't have any hiking experience, but are comfortable hiking all day (up to 7 miles per day). This is a great way to test out your trail legs and make new friends in the process!
Trip Cost: $360 per person. Price includes gear for the trip, all on-trail food (Saturday lunch through Sunday lunch), lodging Friday night, guide, and transportation from the meet-up location to the trailhead. Price does not include meals for Friday night or Saturday morning, personal items (clothing, medication, etc), or gratuity for your guide.
Itinerary: You will meet your guide at 9am on Saturday April 25 at the Appalachian Trail-er for a pack shakedown. Your guide will hand out your gear, go over necessary packing items, and discuss safety, weather, and logistics for the trip. They'll walk you through how to properly pack your pack, and may look in detail at the items you've packed to make sure you're not carrying too many extra items. You will park your vehicle in Hot Springs and then take a shuttle to Max Patch, where you will start your hike. After 2 days of hiking, you will be picked up at Garenflo Gap, and then ride back to Hot Springs. Your hike generally finishes around mid-afternoon on the last day.
For more information and to register for this trip, check out our website: https://blueridgehikingco.com/overnights/womensbackpacking-april25-2020