Adult Backpacking Trip
Age Requirement: 18
Location: Leggett, Ca
Dates: July 26, 2018 – July 30, 2018
Cost: Standard Registration $500
Ready to get back into nature? Miss seeing the Milky Way? Want to re-connect with yourself at a deeper level and explore some rugged backcountry with new-found friends? Come join us for an epic, rejuvenating 5-day trek in the coastal redwood forests along Wild and Scenic South Fork of the Eel River in Mendocino County. We will hike part of Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness Area, which has very limited public access. The Elkhorn Ridge Wilderness contains rugged Coast Range ridges covered with thick forests of redwood, Douglas-fir, and tan-oak. There are two major forest types encompassing the area: mixed evergreen forest and redwood forest. Our journey will take us through a section of the seven-mile- long segment of the South Fork Eel River, designated as a Wild and Scenic River, which flows through and bisects the wilderness.
Our hike will lead us about four miles as the crow flies to our first sleeping spot along the beautiful Eel River. The group will work together to set up camp, cook meals, and break down camp. Days will be filled with hiking, rock hopping slight rapids, and swimming in the clean, clear waters of the beautiful Eel River. We will sleep under the stars to the sounds of the river discovering constellations and spotting shooting stars.
Each day there will be time set aside for a guided morning and evening reflection and prayer. This will include some solo time to engage in self-reflection and time for partner/group sharing. The opportunity to be removed from all technology allows us to focus on ourselves in a way that many of us don’t experience with regularity. The focus will be on self-awareness and spiritual growth.
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