Spring Forward on the Adventure Hiking Trail
Time & Location
About The Event
This 25 mile hike will take place over the course of 2.5 days. We will begin backpacking Friday afternoon and finish up on Sunday, sometime around noon.
Daily miliage will be approximately 4 miles on Friday, 14 on Saturday and 6 on Sunday. Pace will be adjusted based on the group.
All meals are the responsibility of the attendee. We will be stepping foot on the trail Friday afternoon. All meals will be eaten on trail, expect when we return on Sunday-we will stop for food on our drive home. Information regarding the types of meals we suggest on the trail will be sent out prior to the event. If you have any questions regarding meals or types of food to bring, you can contact the event hosts at any time. Meal packages are available at a rate of $37.50 per day and include everything you need including breakfast bars, protein/energy/meal replacement bars, jerky, nuts, lunch meal, dehydrated backpacking meals and a dessert. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know when selecting the "Meal Package" option during registration. Your meals will be waiting for you on the day of the event, simply add them to your pack!
Members are responsible for obtaining their own gear, or you can rent gear from True North by selecting the "Admission w/Gear Rental" ticket option.
Gear rental is available for an extra fee and includes the following:
- 1 or 2 person tent
- Sleeping bag
- Sleeping pad
- Sleeping pillow
- Backpacking stove
- Water filter
- Trekking Poles
- Dry Bag for food storage
Carpooling is available from certain locations. We will contact you a few weeks prior to the event with carpooling availability.
All True North Expeditions staff are certified in First Aid/CPR and every one of our events is lead by a guide with a background in emergency medicine and a certified Wilderness First Aid instructor. Guides are experienced in wilderness and outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS and satellite phones during every portion of this event.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event. All other cancellations are subject to a 50% service fee. Refund will be issued in the form of a check. Please allow 5-7 business days for processing, we will notify you when the refund has been issued. Additional information will be emailed to you after registering. True North Expeditions, Inc. reserves the right to substitute the events listed in the description above in the event of inclement weather, availability or other uncontrollable events.
Donate and Give Back to the Outdoor CommunityWe are teaming up with *Gear Forward in an attempt to collect new and unused gear, specifically sleeping bags, tents and backpacks. Illinois resident Scott Gauvin is the founder of Gear Forward, an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. If you have one of the above mentioned pieces of gear and would like to donate it, please bring it with. After our fawinter events, the gear that we collect will be turned over to Gear Forward. *As stated above, Gear Forward is an independent nationwide non-profit that provides gear to non-profit community organizations, youth groups and charities working with young people in the outdoors. Founded by Scott Gauvin, Gear Forward aims to encourage people to donate unused outdoor gear they no longer want or need. Gear Forward also seeks partnerships with outdoor retailers and manufacturers to encourage donation of unused gear or donations by customers. The outdoors are our collective greatest treasure and gift that we offer the next generation. Gear Forward, simply is about providing the next generation of stewards, adventurers, Scoutmasters and Girl Scout Leaders the resources they need to get outdoors. No child should be denied access to all the outdoors has to offer because they don't have the necessary equipment. Through the collection of gently used outdoor gear, Gear Forward will work with other youth and outdoor focused organizations to get donated gear into the hands that need it. Through the donation of outdoor gear, Gear Forward will provide youth in need via various noteworthy organizations the ability to participate in outdoor themed activities such as hiking, camping and backpacking. You can find out more about Gear Forward by visiting their Facebook page or website.
- Admission w/Gear Rental$225$2250$0
- Meal Package (2.5 days)$90$900$0