Virginia Triple Crown-AT
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About The Event
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 3 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.
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. Backpackers will be able to resupply each day if they wish, allowing them to carry a lighter load.
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 lodginig at Woods Hole Hostel the first night and last night.
Leaving early the morning of September 24 we will depart from the MidwestCand arrive at Woods Hole Hostel where we will spend the night. Carpooling options will be available along our route, and as always, there is no additional cost when meeting us at one of the predetermined Park and Rides. If you are unsure if you are along our route, please contact us prior to signing up. Sunday night, Sept 27 we will again be staying at Woods Hole Hostel overnight and return to the Chicagoland area the morning of September 28. We estimate that we will back in the Chicagoland area sometime after 8 pm on Sept 28.
Admission for 1 (bunk housing). Includes sleeping accommodations for 2 nights in a bunk house at Woods Hole Hostel. Ticket price is $372 per person. Registration also includes dinner and breakfast at the hostel during your stay (4 possible meals total).
Save $25 off the ticket price when you pay using a personal check or Paypal (Friends and Family option). To take advantage of this offer, contact us at Truenorthexp@gmail.com or 608-571-4937 and we will provide you with payment instructions.
Cancellations less than 7 days from the date of the event will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations made more than 7 days prior to the end will receive a full refund, minus a 5% 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.
Guests are responsible for obtaining their own gear, although we do offer gear rental if you are in need of gear. Gear Rental is $300 for the event and can be selected when checking out. Gear rental includes the following-
-River Country Products 1 or 2 person tent
-North Face, Eureka or Kelty Sleeping bag
-Thermarest sleeping pad
-Stuff sack sleeping pillow
-Jetboil Flash backpacking stove w/fuel
-Sawyer water filter
-Dry Bag for food storage
Required Gear List
-Backpack (properly fitted)
-Appropriate footwear (trail runners or boots)
-50' of paracord (minimum)
-Individual First Aid Kit-Headlamp (spare batteries)
-Rain Gear (poncho, Frog Toggs, rain suit)
-Fire starting kit
-Spare set of clothing
-Spare set of socks x 2
-Appropriate backpacking meals for the length of the even
-Hydration system or water bottles
-Quick Dry towel
-Trekking Poles -Base layer (during inclement weather)
-Jacket, gloves, hat (inclement weather)
-Camp shoes (Crocs or similar)
All True North staff are certified in First Aid/CPR and every one of our events is lead by a guide who is a paramedic/Wilderness First Aid instructor. Guides are experienced in wilderness and the outdoor travel and are equipped with GPS.
- Admission for 1$372$3720$0
- Gear Rental$300$3000$0
- 3 Day Meal Package$112.50$112.500$0
- Registration-Check or Paypal$0$00$0