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Our landscape is one of shades – shades of white, red and orange desert hues. From beginning to end, each turn of the trail opens to a new visual experience. We will practice traveling in an ever changing winter landscape while also selecting a campsite and setting up camp. Throughout our hike we will learn and practice Leave No Trace principles.
Saturday, January 9th – Mandatory Meet and Greet
This is the time to meet your Trip Leader and new hiking friends and partners. Your Trip Leader will give an overview of what you can expect during A Winter Quiet and together we will talk about and distribute gear. As a group we will portion meals and snacks and then practice packing our backpack. The Meet and Greet is held in the afternoon around 2:00 pm.
Sunday, January 10th – Travel to Trailhead/Hike
After double checking our gear we will load up and travel to our trailhead, location to be determined based upon winter trail conditions. Our hike will be along rolling hills allowing for practice of gentle ascents and descents. We will learn about “the triangle,” eat a fabulously prepared meal and sleep blissfully in our tents in the out-of-doors.
Monday, January 11th – Sandstone Striations
The views expand for miles and you aren’t yet sure where to place you sight. The weather dictates our route – trees or mesa? We will continue to practice backpacking “basics” and eat a flavorful winter meal.
Tuesday, January 12th– Hike/Travel to Basecamp
We have an option of a leisurely start to the day before returning to basecamp to unpack and sort gear. Congratulate yourself with your newly learned skills and confidence. Are you ready to go again?
At base we will share lunch during a half hour course evaluation and final thoughts before we separate for the afternoon. We aim to be finished by 1:00 pm.
Reservations are a first request, first reserve. Cancellation policy applies.
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