FIND ACTIVITIES

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, AMC has closed all lodging and foodservice operations until July 1. Dates for all in person activities and programs posted below remain subject to change based on the latest public health guidance and government directives. Cancelled programs are not displayed. We encourage you to join AMC's online socials, educational programs, and trainings.

AT Backpack - Wind Gap to Water Gap

Date and Time

Saturday, May 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 31, 2020

Location

Pennsylvania, Delaware Water Gap,
PA

Registration

Registration is required for this activity. Please contact registrar below.




Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

Overview

Join us for this 2 day thru hike from Wind Gap to the Delaware Water Gap on the AT. We'll hike approximately 15 miles total, 9 miles on day 1, 6 miles on day 2, and make camp in a field with a grand overlook facing due east (water available). Sunrise can be spectacular. The final 4 ½ miles affords great views of the Delaware water gap area from the ridge as we approach Mt Minsi and descending to the river. There is one significant 600 ft. climb with the remaining distance generally flat with some ups and downs. Total climbing elevation change is about 1600 ft. The trip starts at 8:00 AM Saturday with a shuttle to the start and we should be back at the cars before noon on Sunday. Optional post-hike meal. For folks with limited backpacking experience this is a good trip to hone your skills, but it's not a good 'first' trip owing to the initial climb and 9 mile first day. If we haven't backpacked with you previously, you'll be wait-listed until we have a chance to talk.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Click map for driving directions
AT Sign

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Cancelled

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader



(Email this person.)


Co-Leader




I've been hiking and backpacking pretty much my entire life. I've planned and executed adventure trips for groups, including Scouts for years. My goal is to spend as much time off the pavement as possible. My challenge is to convince others to join me.