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Queer Women's Vermont Classic Backpacking

Join us for our Queer Women’s Backpacking trip in Southern Vermont. This long weekend backpacking trip is led by queer women for queer women. We use an inclusive definition of “woman” and “female” and we welcome and encourage trans, genderqueer, and non-binary folks to register for this trip.  If it sounds like the right adventure for you - it is!

Total beginners to seasoned backpackers will feel welcome and comfortable on this New England adventure. You’ll learn the foundational skills of packing, map reading, camp set-up, backcountry cooking, and get to  sleep under the stars!

Location: The Long Trail, Green Mountains, Vermont
Meeting Location: Northampton, MA
Start Date: June 14, 2018
Meeting Time: 1pm
End Date: June 17, 2018
End Time: 3pm
Closest Airport: Bradley International Airport (please arrive by 11am - airport pickup availalbe)
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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The spring is an incredible time to enjoy the gorge!  Join us as we explore the Lyle Cherry Orchard in Lyle, Washington.  

Hike:  Lyle Cherry Orchard
Miles: 5 miles (round trip - out and back)
Elevation Gain: 1160' 
Bring:  Lunch, snacks, water, warm layers, small backpack
Carpool:  Meet in Portland 8am (register for address)

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