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Backpacking Trip for Veteran’s Mental Wellness

Pennsylvania Grand Canyon

Veteran’s West Rim Trail Backpacking

June 2 – 4, 2023

Join us for this guided 30 mile, three day backpacking trip through one of Pennsylvania’s prized natural resources.

The West Rim Trail traverses the length of the Pine Creek Gorge (aka the Pennsylvania Grand Canyon). This trip will provide opportunities to build community, learn outdoor skills and connect with nature, develop interpersonal skills while working as part of a team and push your limits. Join us on this Backpacking Trip for Veteran’s Mental Wellness.

The trip will begin at the southern terminus of the West Rim Trail. The trail climbs through the gorge and provides many spectacular views on route to the northern terminus.

This trip is designed for veterans. The trips provide space and time to turn inward while developing goals, building skills and developing community. Immersion in nature creates the ideal environment for this process.

Many learning activities will be incorporated in the trip, offering opportunities to learn new skills, challenge yourself and grow. Hands-on activities will be included each day, allowing individuals to challenge themselves. The skills gained transition well into everyday life. Participants will learn how to prepare for backpacking trips, nutrition, mindfulness, navigation skills, Leave No Trace, and more.

Cost is $5000 for 12 participants. All technical gear and food will be provided to each participant. Participants will carry their own gear.

NOTE: We can create a similar experience for your organization.

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