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Ladies Only Backpacking Workshop and Weekend Trip

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Endorsed by Curators:
May 20 7:00AM - 8:00AM

Ladies Only
Backpacking Workshop and Weekend Trip
May 19-21, 2017
Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge, Kentucky
Meets at Noon
Fee: $200

Includes: Friday night motel lodging (double occupancy), Saturday breakfast and Saturday dinner on the trail and more!

Description: This is a two-night trip for first time backpackers and beginning backpackers. It includes eight workshops on backpacking essentials that every backpacker should know. This trip is designed for those with little or no backpacking experience who have always wanted to try backpacking under guidance of experienced backpackers. Experienced backpackers are welcome too! Share your tips and hints!


Limit: 7 gals.

Registration required with Outdoor Adventure Connection here:
http://www.outdooradventureconnection.com/trip-rrgladies-may.php


The Plan

Friday:Meet your guide at noon at the Abner Motel in the Red River Gorge area. After check-in and introductions, we'll take a 3-4 mile day hike in Natural Bridge State Park on a trail that includes many scenic vistas. Along the way, we will teach some backpacking workshops to learn the fundamentals of backpacking. After the hike, we'll return to the Abner Motel for dinner (on your own). After dinner, we'll gather again and do some additional workshops.

Friday Lodging:We'll spend Friday night at Abner Motel in the heart of "The Red." Abner Motel provides clean, basic rooms just minutes from both Natural Bridge State Park and Red River Gorge. Two gals to a room. Two full size beds to a room. Bring a friend! Do you prefer your own room? Then select the single occupancy option. An additional fee applies. Subject to room availability.Abner Motel Web Site

Saturday:After a simple, healthy and delicious breakfast, we will drive to Red River Gorge. We'll backpack 4+ miles to our campsite at a slow to moderate pace in the Red River Gorge over varied terrain which includes some steep hills and rugged trail where we will spend the night. Along the way, we will teach some backpacking workshops and stop to identify wildflowers. At our camp, we'll do some stretching and basic yoga poses.

Sunday:In the morning, well hike ~2 miles back to our cars arriving before noon.

During this backpacking trip we will conduct eight short workshops and cover these topics:

Proper Backpack Fitting and Trekking Pole Adjustment.
Bear Bagging - Hanging Your Food In A Tree
Backcountry Sanitation & Hygiene In The Woods
Fire Building
Backpacking Stoves & Cooking
Leave No Trace Principles
Packing Your Backpack & Gear Organization
Water Treatment in the Backcountry


Registration required with Outdoor Adventure Connection here:
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