Women in the Wilderness

2017 Schedule

These trips are designed with the often neglected woman in mind. With these hands on experiences you will both challenge and nurture your mind, body and spirit. From beginning backpacking, to luxury glamping retreats, to more challenging trips, your experienced female guides will help to make this wilderness experience as safe and fulfilling as possible. You’ll learn wilderness skills, backpacking skills, and how to feel comfortable in the woods both day and night, in a variety of programs designed to help you feel more connected to the natural world. These trips are dedicated to building confidence in each woman backpacker, day hiker or camper. Our women’s groups are small enough to allow us to get to know one another and to work together as a team - with assurance, trust, and humor. These trips emphasize confidence building, which helps to create a feeling of ease in nature allowing a person to connect to the deeper layers of the wilderness experience. That indescribable sense of belonging to the world, indeed of belonging to the universe, is an essential part of knowing our true selves. Coming full circle, we bring back that sense of knowing deeply that we are inextricably part of the web of the universe. We bring it back to our families, our work and our society.
 
Title of Trip Women in Wilderness
Length/Price
Three Days Two Nights
$489 includes all backpacking gear*, meals and guide.
$449 if you provide your own backpacking gear.
Outing size restricted to 8 people total including guide.
Rating Moderate to Strenuous. For intermediate and experienced backpackers.
Upcoming Dates
April 28th - 30th (Friday - Sunday)
May 26th - 28th (Friday - Sunday)
June 2nd - 4th (Friday - Sunday)
July 7th - 9th (Friday - Sunday)
August 4th - 6th (Friday - Sunday)
September 22nd - 24th (Friday - Sunday)
October 6th - 8th (Friday - Sunday)
October 27th - 29th (Friday - Sunday)
To reserve, please call (865) 436-8283 or reserve course online
Description

Need a little time out from your daily life? Immerse yourself in the calming embrace of nature as your cares drop off like leaves in autumn. Leave your stress behind as you challenge yourself to an adventure. On these trips, you will learn the backpacking secrets of experienced guides, the proper gear to bring, the right way to wear a pack, unlock the mysteries of pain free long distance hiking and more. Along the way, learn about wild plants and their medicinal and edible uses, taste wild foods and teas, learn how to be safe in the wilderness, what to do if lost in the woods, and how to be comfortable while sleeping in the outdoors. This is a time to celebrate your body, to push your limits and discover your hidden strengths. But don't worry, we'll ease into the trip, taking plenty of time for photos and rest, and help you to rediscover your inner kid through games, journaling, laughter and camaraderie. Come to this prepared to make friends, learn about yourself and reconnect with nature.

Title of Trip Intro to Women in Wilderness
Length/Price
Two Days One Night
$275 includes all backpacking gear*, meals and guide.
$245 if you provide your own backpacking gear.
Outing size restricted to 8 people total including guide.
Rating Moderate. For beginner and intermediate backpackers.
Upcoming Dates
April 1st - 2nd (Saturday - Sunday)
May 6th - 7th (Saturday - Sunday)
June 10th - 11th (Saturday - Sunday)
July 29th - 30th (Saturday - Sunday)
August 19th - 20th (Saturday - Sunday)
September 9th - 10th (Saturday - Sunday)
October 21st - 22nd (Saturday - Sunday)
To reserve, please call (865) 436-8283 or reserve course online
Description

Need a little time out from your daily life? Looking to experience a new sport? Turn that curiosity into knowledge with a one night trip into the woods! Immerse yourself in the calming embrace of nature as your cares drop off like leaves in autumn, while meeting like minded women and making lasting friends. On this trip, you will learn all the steps needed to become a proficient backpacker, find out what to bring and leave behind, how to pack and how to wear your backpack for the most comfort. You'll learn how to choose the best gear and what to do in the event that things don't go as planned, if the weather changes or your gear doesn't work well. You'll learn how to identify some wild plants, which ones are edible and poisonous, how to cure headaches and poison ivy, and how to survive in case of emergency. We'll start with a brief class on backpacking and apply it in real life on the trail. Don't worry - we'll ease into the trip, taking plenty of time for photos and rest, and help you to rediscover your inner kid through laughter and camaraderie. Come to this prepared to make friends, learn about yourself and reconnect with nature.

A Walk in the Woods is starting our 18th year of business. In that time we have safely helped over 73,500 people enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

We are permitted through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and insured. We are certified in Wilderness First Responder, Professional Level CPR and Non-Lethal Aversive Bear Conditioning.

* Please Note : Trekking Poles are an additional $7 per person.

Spaces are limited. Please call: 865-436-8283 or e-mail for reservations and more information.

 

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