VT Long Trail Backpacking - Appalachian Gap to Middlebury Gap
sam. 10 août à 13:30
We will hike 28 miles of the Long Trail in Vermont. It is from Appalachian Gap to Middlebury Gap. We will summit[masked]ers footers of Mt Ellen and Mt Abraham. Also some beautiful smaller peaks. This trek will include great views of the rugged mountains of Vermont. It will be tough. This is not a beginner event. There will be no sweep. Hikers may have to navigate on their own and should be prepared to do so. Itinerary subject to change due to weather. Please Read the Entire Description before you RSVP. RSVP Policy This event is waiting list only. Everyone will be placed on the waiting list until we have had a chance to communicate. Once we have established that you have appropriate gear and understand what is involved in our trip, I will add you to the going list. The group size limit for camping on the Long Trail is 10. Logistics:
I have booked a campground at the Moosalamoo Campground for Friday Night, that’s 18 minutes from the start. Message me if you are interested! Meet- up: Middlebury Gap[masked], [masked]) Start Hiking: Appalachian Gap[masked], [masked] Saturday Night: Cooley Glen Shelter End Hiking: Middlebury Gap Hike Details: Day 1: 16.3 Miles / 5249 Feet
Day 2: 12.4 Miles / 3261 Feet
Total: 28.7 Miles / 8510 Feet Daylight: ~5:50 to 20:04 We will be waking up early every day of this trip. Hike your Own Hike: While we will do our best to stay together, not everyone will be comfortable walking the same speed while carrying a full pack. We will most likely break up into small teams. During the day, we will attempt to stay in touch with each other using cell phones at fixed intervals, but service is expected to be spotty. We will camp together at night. Please be prepared with your own map. Please study the map ahead of time and know the route. and bailout points in case you need to get off the trail. Maps & Guides:
Caltopo: https://caltopo.com/m/LG0J Guthook App (iPhone) ( https://appsto.re/us/SvMfK.i ) Guthook App (Android) ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.highsierraattitude.atcomplete&hl=en ) Official Long Guide & Map ( https://store.greenmountainclub.org/collections/maps/products/new-5th-edition-vermonts-long-trail-map-waterproof ) Required Gear All participants must be prepared with their own minimum equipment for backpacking. You must either bring your own gear or plan ahead to share with someone. Although we will be camping at a shelter site with a privy, please do not plan on having access to these facilities. BE PREPARED. • Warm Clothing and Rain Gear • Sleeping Bag rated to 30 Degrees or Cooler • Sleeping Pad with an R value over 2.5 • Tent, Tarp or Ultralight Shelter • 2-3 Liters of Water • Water Filter or Purification System • 2 Days worth of food (about 6000 calories) • Bear Bag or Bear Canister • Lightweight Stove (if you plan to cook) • Map and Compass YOU MUST KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR EQUIPMENT ON YOUR OWN AND BE SELF SUFFICIENT. THIS IS NOT A BEGINNER EVENT. NOTE: You are responsible for bringing appropriate gear, supplies, clothing, first aid, and lights. You should review topographic maps and trail features carefully; understanding topography of any hike is key to your knowing where you are, where you're going, and how to get back. See suggestions for GEAR on the "About" page for additional gear ideas. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You agree when you sign up for this group or any of the events that you have read and understand the below.
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