This is a longer Intermediate weekend trip to the Land Between the Lakes area in Kentucky. Participants should be able to leave by noon on Friday in order to make the 7+ hour drive to the area. Please note that this is not over Labor Day weekend, it's the following weekend.
The terrain should be relatively gentle with some rolling hills and the mileage plan is conservative-moderate. We plan to do 3-6 miles on Friday depending on arrival times, 10ish on Saturday, and approx 6 on Sunday. There will be a car shuttle.
Cost: $5 meetup fee (non-refundable)
Permit fees will be split and collected on site. We expect it to be $7 per person. Please bring cash.
Gas/any tolls are the responsibility of individual car pool.
No beginners, please. You should have successfully completed the full mileage of a bootcamp or have other backpacking experience. If you're new to the club, please send an email to the organizers explaining your background before signing up for the trip.
The role of organizers
Organizers are responsible for trip planning and organizing carpools. We have researched the route and made campsite decisions. We will also email participants to collect carpool information about 10 days prior to the trip. Be sure to check email and respond promptly. Those who fail to respond will be dropped from the trip.
Expectations of participants
Backpacking can be a strenuous cardiovascular exercise. Participants should be in reasonably good health and physical fitness.
All participants are responsible for obtaining the essential gear for the trip.
Organizers will do their best to ensure everyone has a safe and enjoyable time, however you are ultimately responsible for your own comfort. Remember that September in Kentucky can bring hot/humid weather or cooler nights, so plan accordingly. Also, don't forget any medications, prescription eyewear, etc. Let an Organizer know if you have any special requirements.
Please contact an Organizer if you have any questions!
See you on the trail,
Sonja and Doug