Thu, Jun 21|
Appalachian Trail Section Hike-Triple Crown, Virginia
Have you ever thought about backpacking for a few days on the Appalachian Trail? Join us on this unforgettable backpacking trip through Virginia where you will see some of the most photographed areas of the Appalachian Trail including McAfee Knob, Dragon's Tooth and Tinker Cliffs.
Time & Location
Jun 21, 2018, 4:00 AM – Jun 26, 2018, 7:00 AM
Roanoke, Roanoke, VA, USA
About The Event
This event is designed for people with moderate to advanced backpacking experience. You should be able to hike consecutive days for up to 12 miles, over uneven and rocky terrain. Backpackers should be mostly self sufficient in living on trail, and versed in LNT principles. If you are not sure if this event is a good fit for you, contact us and we can discuss it with you.
During this hike you and a guide will hike a designated section of the Appalachian Trail approximately 8-12 miles a day, for up to 4 days. Although guides will be available to assist you if necessary, backpackers should anticipate the need to hike alone or unsupported for numerous hours during the course of the day.
Members are responsible for obtaining their own gear. A recommended gear/food/clothing list will be provided prior to the trip. Essential gear includes a backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad/mattress, tent or shelter, cooking system with fuel, rain gear for you and your backpack, clothing suitable for hiking (we recommended not wearing cotton), trail runners, headlamp, food, water filtration device, and water.
Other recommended gear: trekking poles, first aid kit, compass, bug repellant, 25' of high visibility paracord, 1 dry bag to store food, toiletry kit, and a dry bag to hang food.
If you have never backpacked before this event is not designed for you. We suggest attending one of our Backpackers boot camps. Contact us if you have a question concerning your readiness or equipment. Participants should be able to carry a load of up to 30 lbs. for up to 8 hours over multiple days.
A pre-hike "shakedown" will be performed prior to starting our hike. Registration fee includes transportation from designated pickup point, water, and snacks during transport and hotel/motel lodging on the last day of the hike. Upon finishing on the final day of hiking, we will stay somewhere local overnight prior to departing for home. This allows us the ability for proper hygiene, rest, and the ability to eat a meal prior to making the drive home.
1 Person- (20% Discount)
Reservation for 1 person. We will contact you with a list of required gear prior to the start of the trip.
1 Person w/gear rental (20% )
This reservation is for 1 person w/gear rental at a 20% discounted rate when booking between May 12-May 31, 2018 (discount on event price only, not applied toward gear rental). No other discounts can be applied to this event. We will contact you with a list of additional required gear prior to the start of the trip.