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Teen Wilderness Adventures - 5-Day Mountain Biking and Secret Swimming Holes Age:14-16

Date and Time

Saturday, August 5, 2017 - Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Location

White Mountains,
New Hampshire, White Mountains,
NH

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.




(best time to call: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Saturday)

Overview

Ride some of the best mountain-bike terrain in New England. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the White Mountains as you hone your skills on dirt roads and single- and double- track trails, capping each day off with a swim in one of the many pristine mountain pools we'll visit. Soon you'll be able to venture onto longer rides, learn to shift like a pro, cross streams, hop logs, make field repairs, and climb and descend varied terrain with confidence. This trip is designed for all riding levels. We recommend bringing your own bike if you have one, but pre-serviced bikes are available and included in the price of the program. For ages: 14-16 General Itinerary: The participants will meet each other and the AMC instructors on the first morning at the Pinkham Notch Visitor Center. We will spend the morning getting to know each other, covering logistics and expectations, and thoroughly checking our personal gear and all group equipment. After lunch we will make any final equipment adjustments and head out for six days of mountain biking, exploration, and swimming in the White Mountains! Mountain Biking ~ We will start our trip by heading over to Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center where we will learn basic techniques for carriage road and single-track riding on their trail system. At night we'll camp at Great Glen, cook some fabulous food, have an evening session on bike maintenance, and possibly enjoy a sunset ride. We'll spend the rest of the trip exploring the wide variety of trails in this area, improving our skills, and enjoying longer rides. Throughout the trip, we will seek out nearby swimming holes to cool off after challenging rides. This trip is designed for beginner to intermediate bikers to ensure that everyone is comfortable riding together. Camping ~ Great Glen's camping area is located at the edge of a large meadow on the trail system at Great Glen Trails Outdoor Center. Our group will be sleeping in backpacking tents and will have access to an indoor cooking area.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost*

Starting at:

Youth: $1,450 member / $1,595 non-member
*Prices include instruction, transportation during the course, all meals from lunch the first day through lunch the last day, group equipment (tents, stoves, pots/pans, etc.), and all camping fees during the program.

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For more information on Teen Wilderness Adventures


mountain biking

Activities

Bicycling
Bicycling - Mountain
Camping

Offered By

AMC Staff

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destinations

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center
Joe Dodge Lodge

Difficulty

Easy-Moderate

Audience

Teens


Contact




Chelsea brings eleven years of adventure programming experience to her role at the AMC. She began working with Outward Bound as a field instructor in 2006 and went on to work in both field and program leadership positions around the United States and South America. Chelsea joined the AMC in the role of Teen and College Adventure Programs Manager in the summer of 2016. Chelsea holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from University of North Carolina in Asheville.