Sunday, June 17, 2018 9:00AM - Thursday, June 21, 2018 3:00PM
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
Ease into backpacking with a trip designed to teach the wilderness skills needed to successfully backpack. Enjoy backpacking through the Pemigewasset wilderness along historic railroads and trails with and hikes to summits allowing groups to reap the rewards of panoramic wilderness views while having ample opportunity to cool off in beautiful, cascading waters. The group will use wilderness sites for camping along the way. Ages 12-14 General Itinerary: Day 1: After an introductory meeting with instructors, group and parents, gear is checked and issued. After Lunch the group heads to the trailhead and begins their hike to the first campsite where they learn about camp set up, cooking on a camp stove, and sleeping comfortably in the backcountry. Day 2-4: The group works together to break down camp. Goes over their route for the day, and hit the trail for their next camp site stopping for lunch and breaks along the trail. The group continues refining their outdoor skills, and developing friendships and enjoying views from summits and of waterfalls along the way. After arriving in camp, the group may play a game, or participate in team initiatives, or have some down time to reflect on their experience in the outdoors. Day 5: The group will hike out to the trailhead, where they will be picked up and transported back to Pinkham Notch. They will have lunch, de-issue borrowed equipment and debrief their trip before being picked up in the afternoon.