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Backpack to Celebrate Earth Day & Spring

Date and Time

Thursday, April 22, 2021 9:00AM - Friday, April 23, 2021 3:00PM

Location

Harriman State Park,
New York, Hudson River Valley,
NY

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.

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Overview

Join us for a one-night Spring backpack to celebrate Earth Day. This Earth Day we will be mindful to avoid creating micro-trash. Micro-trash consists of small bits of package plastic, glass and harmful toxins that birds, fish, and animals confuse with food. We will practice Covid best practices and maintain our social distance. Meetup is 9 a.m. on Thursday, April 22 " Earth Day ". We will hike 7 miles Thursday and 10 miles on Friday over moderate terrain. Participants should arrive Thursday morning at 9 AM with 2 liters of water, one dinner, one breakfast PLUS trail hiker snacks. *** Christine is a leader in training under supervision of Chris.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Past participants say...

This tradition of celebrating Earth Day out of doors and overnight is not to be missed ! This year the leaders will be mindful of Microtrash and it's effects on wildlife. Read the write up from Gossomer Gear on the subject of Microtrash Mindfulness Practice in the links below.

Related Link(s):

AMC Gear List
Microtrash Mindfulness Practice

Click map for driving directions
20 miles

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

N.Y. - North Jersey

Status

Open

Nearby AMC Destination

Harriman Outdoor Center

Difficulty

Moderate

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




This is my 4th season leading - Co leading backpacking trips for AMC. I am Mountain Leadership and Wilderness First aid trained by AMC. Join me to explore nature and experience self reliance and solitude.

Leader




Christine has been backpacking for years and loves it. She welcomes any opportunity to get out in the woods with other folks who enjoy the wilderness