Day 1 After meeting at Harvest Baptist Church in Burlington, NC,
we will travel to our base camp, Pine Mountain Retreat, in the remote hills of
Wilkes County, NC. There we will have our opening orientation, a friendly
“get-to-know ya” session, & finish up the day with a big campfire & cookout.
Day 2 Backpacking training, packing, and travel to the natural
beauty of Virginia’s highest mountains — for our first night on the magnificent
Appalachian Trail (nestled in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains).
Day 3 A full day of backpacking on one of the most gorgeous sections
of the Appalachian Trail (Grayson Highlands and Mt. Rogers in Virginia).
Day 4 Beginning with a partial day of backpacking across Whitetop
Mountain (VA), we next bike on the exquisite Virginia Creeper Trail —
ending the day exploring Tennessee’s remarkable Backbone Rock.
Day 5 The day begins by traveling to an amazing all-you-can-eat
breakfast feast at Shatley Springs Inn (in Ashe County, NC) — followed by a
full day of canoeing the world’s second oldest river, the pristine New River.
Camping that night will be at the rustic New River State Park.
Day 6 After completing our river miles, we journey back to the cozy
Pine Mountain Retreat for an afternoon of relaxing — followed by a final
huge campfire & cookout session that night.
Day 7 Pack up and return to Harvest Baptist Church in Burlington, NC.