“The Wild Elk” Backpacking Trip
For anyone looking for a great adventure, this trip is for you! Noted by Backpacker magazine as one of the “Best Hikes Ever”, we will guide you on this 2 day, 1 night, backpacking trip, where you will likely come upon wild elk! This 16 mile trek will take you through lush forest with mountain laurel groves, several streams, and an abundance of wildlife. While we can’t guarantee that you will come along elk, chances are that you will! This trip is suitable for all skill levels, but please note that the terrain is rated moderate to difficult.
If you are a beginner, and in decent shape, you likely will not have trouble with this trip. However, if it is your first time out, and you would prefer something shorter, check out our “Beginners Backpacking Trip” instead.
If you are new to backpacking and are not sure what you need, we will be happy to set up a private consultation with you. As part of the consultation, we will go over everything you need, explain all of the gear to you, and what to expect on your first outing. The consultation is free of charge, and is by appointment. This allows us to set you up one on one with an expert outfitter. For those out of town guests that are not able to set up a consultation, please see the “Backpacker’s checklist” that lists everything that you need. Most items can be rented, or all items can be purchased at our store upon your arrival. Just give us a call in advance, and let us know what items you will need.
Cancellation: We apologize for any inconvenience, however, we must have a minimum of 4 people booked in order to proceed with the trip. If we have less than 4, the trip will be cancelled. In addition, if we see that there is a relatively high chance of thunderstorms, the trip may be cancelled. Rain showers will not cause a cancellation.
The trail is non-technical but there is some elevation gain along the way. Each participant will need to carry their own pack with gear & food. There are several streams along the way, so you will be able to filter water, allowing you to carry less with you. At the conclusion of our trip, we will provide pizza for the group. Soda & water is included as well, but alcoholic beverages must be paid by you.