Join Great Miami Outfitters for Thanksgiving on the Trail Backpacking Trip.
Red River Gorge Geologic Area
3-Day/2 Night-Thanksgiving on the Trail Backpacking Trip
Friday November 13th, 2020 to Sunday November 15th, 2020
Enjoy 3 days and Two nights of backpacking and one of the nights will be our Thanksgiving Dinner! We encourage you to make your best “one pot” personal Thanksgiving backpacking meal. Use and existing recipe or come up with your own delicious concoction. This is always a fun way to get out before the Holiday craziness starts.
In addition to a group holiday meal, we will spend time exploring the Red River Gorge Geologic Area. From natural arches to amazing vistas, we will experience the best of what the Gorge has to offer.
Our group will be using a variety of outdoor skills required for backpacking, including – proper campsite set up, filtering and purifying water, proper food storage, Leave No Trace principles, and more! If you are looking for more education of these or other topics, let our Program Staff know at the pre-trip meeting and they will incorporate more education into your trip!
Sorry, no pets allowed.
Red River Gorge Geologic Area
DEPARTURE & RETURN:
We will meet at the Trailhead Friday, November 13, 2020 and arrive back to the cars on Sunday, November 15, 2020 to depart for home. All trips take place rain or shine!
HIKING MILES: This trip will require a total of about 26.5 miles of hiking.
Day 1 Friday – 2.7 miles
Day 2 Saturday – 7.6 miles
Day 3 Sunday – 4.4 miles
2 – Moderate
We rate each trip based on the following criteria:
1 = Easy/Beginner Friendly
Hiking with a small amount of elevation gain and loss. Less than 5 miles per day.
2 = Moderate
5 to 10 hiking miles each day and more elevation gain and loss than we experience in the Dayton Area.
3 = Difficult/Advanced
7 to 15 hiking miles each day and more elevation gain and loss than we experience in the Dayton Area.
$175 per participant. Register here.
What is included? Your registration fee includes professional trip leaders, permit fees, planning & logistics.
Not included: Does not include any equipment, gear, meals or snacks, and transportation.
This is an outdoor trip – rain or shine.
RENTAL OPTION FOR BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT
• You can select Rentals options for course while registering.
Monday, November 9, 2020 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM.
A Pre-Trip Meeting will be held on live video chat. During the meeting, we will distribute equipment outfitting, discuss meal planning & nutrition, logistical details, and any other trip-specific details.
ESSENTIAL ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS:
The following requirements must be met in order to participate in this trip. Please let us know if there are any issues.
– The participant must independently participate in all individual skills and activities listed in the trip description.
– The participant must be able to effectively communicate with the trip leader and other trip participants.
– The participant must be able to manage all personal care independently, or with the assistance of a companion.
– The participant must be able to manage all personal mobility independently, or with the assistance of a companion.
Participants are responsible to know their own abilities and skills and are responsible for their own safety and comfort. Trek and Paddle Adventures will not make any such determination; however, we will be happy to answer your questions or concerns. Outdoor activities may require some strenuous exercise.
If you do not meet the requirements listed above, or if you have any questions, email us at [email protected] or call us at Great Miami Outfitters (937) 938-5009 and ask to be connected to a trip leader.
If no spots are available, please call (937) 938-5009 to be added to the wait list.