Accommodations will be a boutique hotel while in the city and shared two-person tents while camping near the National Park.
Moderate. This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities. Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours on most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.
Tents, sleeping pad, and cooking utensils will be provided. Travelers will need to bring their own sleeping bag.
There will be bathrooms on the campgrounds with clean running water and toilets.
The Day 3 hike to Lonesome Pine Overlook will be an in and back trail totaling roughly 6 miles round trip and has a 2,000 foot elevation gain on the way to the top. We will take our time hiking and the work will be well worth the reward. Since the trail is the same trail in and out, if you need to stop or turn back those will also be options, if needed.
We suggest a large backpack, as the terrain at the campsite might be uneven and not paved. If you only have a suitcase, that will work as well. Please be aware that travelers are responsible for carrying their own luggage.
There are a few “musts” that we recommend bringing with you:
Rule #1: NO COTTON!
Layers, layers, layers
Waterproof hiking boots (above the ankle) & wool socks
Waterproof rain jacket
Headlamp for nights at camp
Portable charger for charging your small devices while camping
Do your best to pack light.
To see what else we recommend, check out our Packing List here.
No, there will not be electric outlets at camp. We highly suggest bringing a portable battery charger to charge your phone and/or camera if needed. Feel free to turn off your phone and enjoy nature!
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