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Barrack Mountain

Backpacking Adventure On The Appalachian Trail/Mohawk Trail (1)

Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Gain: 8,145 ft Time Duration: 4 Days Group Size: 5

Backpacking Adventure On The Appalachian Trail/Mohawk Trail (1)

Time & Location

Jun 24, 8:30 AM – Jun 27, 2:00 PM

Barrack Mountain, Barrack Mountain, Canaan, CT 06031, USA

About The Event

Backpack along the Mohawk Trail (formerly part of the Appalachian Trail) and Appalachian Trail while you test out gear and enjoy views of the Housatonic River Valley. This 36 mile loop trip is one of a few backpacking loops in southern New England. It will bring us by one of the Top 5 waterfalls in CT as we travel through a ravine, to incredible overlooks, dense woodlands, multiple points of interest and a popular ski area. For a look at the elevation profile for this trip click here.

This trip is open to all though you will most likely find it suitable if you are: 

- Beginner backpacker who wants to improve know-how and has a high level of fitness

- Intermediate backpacker who wants to improve skills and modernize gear

- Advanced backpacker looking for a refresher or a new adventure

Other considerations to make:

- You should be willing and able to hike up to 12 miles per day over varying terrain with an increase in intensity at times

- You should be comfortable hiking all day wearing a 20+ lb pack

- You should be willing to hike off-trail to learn and practice your navigation skills

Group size is 5. RSVP is required. Registration closes on May 27, 2022. Waiver/Assumption of Risk documents are required before participation and can be signed electronically or in person the day of this trip. This event will be held rain or shine.

If you have any questions or you would like to register for this trip, please don't hesitate to get in touch with me: Mat, matjobin@reachyoursummit.net

Cost: $390 per person

What's Included:

- 5 Star backpacking guiding and instruction

- Group gear rental including headlamps, cookset, fuel, first-aid supplies, gear repair kit, bear bag, etc.

- National Forest permit and/or campsite permit (reservations)

- Breakfasts, dinners, water and snacks

- Free product

- Demo gear rental for each hiker including shelter (tent, hammock system or tarp/bivy), stove, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and water treatment

What's Not Included:

- Transportation

- Park entry fee (if required)

- Personal gear and supplies

- Additional snacks and food

What Will You Learn:

- Trip planning

- Gear selection

- On-trail & Off-trail navigation

- Basic Map-reading

- Operation of compass

- Layering & clothing

- Foot care & footwear

- Food planning & nutrition

- Hydration

- Water quality assessment & treatment

- Campsite selection

- Shelter setups

- Stove operation

- Bear bag hanging

- Leave No Trace Principles

- How to pack a backpack

- Wildlife precautions and encounters

What To Expect:

Exact trip details (meeting location, time, etc) will be specified weeks or even months before your trip, and will be emailed to you. The itinerary below is simply meant to help you plan your travel and to better understand how the trip will flow.

First Day

- Meet at our entry point 10am 

- Make introductions

- Distribute group food

- Distribute group gear

- Check personal gear, supplies & make final decisions

- Learn how to pack a backpack

- Begin hiking

- Learn & discuss navigation, water treatment, first aid, gear repair, foot care

- Arrive at camp, learn and discuss campsite selection, campsite setup, bear bag hanging, fire starting (if regulations allow)

- Meal, clean-up

- Personal time/lights out

Second Day

- Breakfast, campsite breakdown

- Hike

- Learn & discuss proper layering techniques

- Practice and discuss navigation skills

- Discuss and practice water treatment, first aid, gear repair, foot care

- Arrive at camp, learn and discuss campsite selection, campsite setup, bear bag hanging, fire starting (if regulations allow)

- Meal, clean-up

- Personal time/lights out

Third Day

- Breakfast, campsite breakdown

- Hike

- Learn & discuss proper layering techniques

- Practice and discuss navigation skills

- Discuss and practice water treatment, first aid, gear repair, foot care

- Arrive at camp, practice and discuss campsite selection, campsite setup, bear bag hanging, fire starting (if regulations allow)

- Meal, clean-up

- Personal time/lights out

Fourth Day

- Breakfast, campsite breakdown

- Hike

- Learn & discuss proper layering techniques

- Practice and discuss navigation skills

- Around noon +/-1 or 2 hours arrive back to entry point

- Sort through personal and group gear

- Goodbyes

Why Should You Join This Trip:

This is a one-of-a-kind experience that will primarily focus on an exciting adventure. This trip will still include fundamentals refresher opportunities throughout our time in the mountains and will also help you leave feeling confident, strong, creative, relaxed and ready for the next adventure. Many of us have limited opportunities to backpack in beautiful places. This weekend is focused on you and providing you with a creative and enhanced experience. You will be kept on your toes, but be under the guidance of a reputable, credible and accomplished professional guide who wants to make the wilderness accessible and enjoyable for you at a high level.

Learn hands-on skills that will make backpacking fun, not work. You’ll learn trip planning techniques to make the process less stressful and overwhelming. Enjoy your backpacking experiences more. Get experience-backed information that is tailored to you, your preferences, your experience and your budget. Try out gear, see things and learn about them before going out and buying it yourself. Avoid learning things the hard way and enjoy a safe, comfortable wild experience.

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full payment is required to register. Trip cost includes a 15% non-refundable administrative fee. If you cancel more than 14 days prior to your trip's start date you will receive a full refund (less the 15% administrative fee).
  • If you cancel within the preceding 14 days, do not show on the day of your trip, or reschedule within 48 hours, you forfeit your payment.
  • If your program is cancelled due to inclement weather, we can reschedule for a better day, or we can offer a full refund. Please call to discuss weather concerns by noon 2 days prior to your trip if you wish to reschedule. If we experience bad weather locally, we will pro rate your trip on a 50% basis. Trips take place rain, shine or snow.

Please note: The guide always reserves the right to change or suggest alternate objectives based on trip conditions. Sometimes these conditions aren’t apparent until we arrive or are in the middle of the trip. If this occurs we may be forced to turn back. We are always looking to reward our guests with the best experiences. This is left to the judgement of the guide in all circumstances. If time on the trip permits, we may opt to go to another nearby location.

​Gratuities are not included and are always greatly appreciated. The industry standard ranges from 15-20%.

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