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The wild west is full of granite spires, crystalline lakes, and cowboy sunsets. Wyoming is home to one such well kept secret, Medicine Bow National Forest. Here you can walk among fields of brilliant wildflowers with everything you need on your back, warm your feet by an open fire, and relax at the end of an invigorating hiking day with a mug of hot chocolate. Backpacking done right! After a few nights in the wilderness, unwind in the rich mineral waters of the Saratoga Hot Springs, “where rustic elegance meets the great outdoors”. This trip is perfect for any hiker wishing to acquire or refine basic camping skills and for those hoping to just enjoy alpine beauty.
|August 16 to August 22, 2020|
|$1795.00 - Available|
This trip is rated a 3 and is appropriate for women in good condition who want to learn or refine backpacking skills in a spectacular alpine setting. While you will be carrying a 30-pound pack on a trail where there are some sustained ascents and descents, the mileage is quite moderate to allow time to learn and practice skills. Rating: 1 2  4 5. A rating of 3 requires aerobic conditioning for a minimum of 30 - 45 minutes 3 to 4 days a week.
This is a backpacking trip where you carry everything you need on your back, staying at designated campsites first and then in a dispersed camping wilderness setting. No previous backpacking experience is required. This trip is a perfect opportunity to learn the skills and joys of camping in a supportive group environment. Skills learned include: Leave No Trace principles, how to pack a backcountry backpack, outdoor cooking techniques, and many more!
We'll spend our first night in a convenient Marriott hotel near the Denver airport, in double occupancy (or single occupancy if you opted for the single supplement) and four nights in tents (two women per tent). Our last night will be at the charming western-themed Saratoga Hot Springs resort, a wonderful and relaxing reward after our nights spent outside.
Below is the proposed itinerary for the trip. As is true on any adventure travel trip, plans for any specific day may be modified due to weather considerations, unforeseen circumstances, new opportunities, and group interests.
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