If you long to hike in the mountains but lack the knowledge and skills that only come from years of experience, this trip is for you. We combine mountain hiking in the Snowy Range with instruction in everything you need to know: basic technique, clothing and equipment, conditioning and nutrition, safety considerations, trip planning, weather, and navigation with map and compass. The Snowy Range of Wyoming provides a fantastic setting for this challenging day hiking trip with a focus on acquiring or refining high altitude skills, as well as enjoying alpine beauty. The wild west setting is full of granite spires, crystalline lakes, and cowboy sunsets. We'll hike among fields of brilliant wildflowers and see lots of wildlife. While the daily mileage is low (six miles or less) the terrain and altitude are sure to provide ample challenges and rewards. By day we'll day hike in breathtaking places and at night we'll sleep in comfortable modern lodgings. This adventure is also great training for a Level 4 or 5 international trip! Max group size: 10 pax.
|August 08 to August 14, 2022|
|$2495.00 - FULL|
This trip is rated a 3 and is appropriate for women who have been hiking before but want to learn the essentials of high alpine hiking. While this trip is geared toward hikers of varying abilities, you will get the most out of the spectacular scenery if you train with aerobic conditioning and basic balance exercises prior to the trip. You will only carry a daypack each day and while there are some sustained ascents and descents, the mileage is moderate to allow time to acclimatize to the high elevation and practice skills. Rating: 1 2 3 4 5.
This is a hiking trip where you can enjoy far flung remote beauty but only have to carry your daypack. This trip is a perfect opportunity to hone your alpine skills and experience the joys of the Snowy Range in a supportive group environment. We'll practice Leave No Trace principles, how to navigate a talus field, altitude sickness prevention, and much more! Previous hiking experience is required. The mileage will be low, but we will be hiking at high altitude with rocky terrain.
Two nights will be spent at a modern hotel in Laramie, Wyoming that has a convenient airport shuttle and indoor pool. The following three nights will be spent at a family owned and operated historic hotel in the small mountain town of Centennial, gateway to our hiking adventure. Finally our last night will be spent at the charming western Vee Bar Ranch, a picturesque and relaxing reward, complete with hot tub and a river on property! There are two single supplements available on this trip, otherwise rooms are shared at the first and second location. At Vee Bar Ranch, each participant will have her own room with a shared jack and jill bathroom between another AGC participant's room.
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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