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Vermont Classic Backpacking

A weekend of backpacking in Vermont with other queer folks! This backpacking trip is for the absolute beginner and the seasons hiker.  Learn the basic skills of packing, map reading, camp set-up, backcountry cooking, and then sleep under the stars! Please join us if you already know how to backpack and looking for community!  All are welcome.

Location: The Long Trail, Green Mountains, Vermont
Meeting Location: Northampton, MA
Start Date: August 23, 2018
Meeting Time: 1pm
End Date: August 26, 2018
End Time: 3pm
Closest Airport: Bradley International Airport
Cost: $375
Includes: Transportation to trailhead, food, backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, stoves, bowls, utensils.
Doesn't Include: Personal clothing, boots, toiletries.


No prior experience needed

  • Average: 6 miles/day
  • Lunch: 30-40 minutes
  • Breaks: Typically one 5-10 minute break per hour. More often if necessary. 
  • Hiking Time: 5-6 hours per day
  • Terrain: Gentle, no more than 500'-1000' elevation gain per day.
  • Camp: Arrive around 3pm.
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