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Hanggliding and Riverside Camping Weekend - Hanggling spots sold out!!

  • Sep 13, 2013 · 5:00 PM
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Here it is... I wait all year for this, and some of you do, too! This has been the trip of a lifetime for the last four years, and I am SO EXCITED to announce we'll be doing it again. Come with us to central PA for a fantastic weekend!

 

On Friday...

We will embark upon the 3.5-hour drive Friday evening, arriving at the campsite in time to set up our tents and build a fire!

We're camping on private property... the landing zone itself! It's a field big enough to land a plane on, and it's aaaaall ours. No neighbors, no PA park regulations, no problems!

 

On Saturday...

Trails!

We'll lead hikes for anyone who's interested, through beautiful wooded mountains, and mountain biking along miles of trails with gorgeous views and unspoiled wilderness. There are over 300 miles of trails and 27 vistas, so it's sure to be a glorious day!

Fishing!

We'll be on the shores of the Susquehanna river, possibly the best fishing in PA. Bring your fishing gear (and your PA fishing license!) and spend the morning outwitting smallmouth bass, walleye, catfish, musky, northern pike, pickerel, and American shad.

Swimming, tubing, kayaking!

Sun on the shores, swim in the gentle current, or bring a kayak for some of the most gorgeous paddling ever, surrounded by the mountains of this ancient river valley. We might even drive upstream a bit and drop tubes in the water, and tube lazily back to our original spot. Possibilities are endless!

And for 6 lucky campers... HANGGLIDING!

We've booked the weekend, reserving 6 slots of tandem hanggliding!!! Weather permitting, we'll be launching from a moutaintop, sprinting full speed for 5 meters and then catching lift and SOARING!!! The mountain launch glides last between 5 and 30 minutes, depending on factors like weight and wind.

You must be able to sprint those 5 meters, and you must weigh under 185lbs.

Note: Since we're doing it the *real* way, with a mountain launch rather than a tow, this is extremely wind-dependent. We're booked for both Saturday and Sunday, so if weather Saturday doesn't cooperate, Sunday will give us a better chance of getting everyone in.

If weather on both days cooperate... we could theoretically get more flights done. So after we sell out the 6 slots, we'll have a waiting list for the "in a perfect world" possible spots. In that case, come for the campout, and bring your checkbook in case your luck is amazing!

Cookout!

We'll all reconvene at the campground on Saturday night to compare notes, share stories and pictures, and cook out under the stars! Last year this was a swimming + music + kayaks + campfire + burgers on the rocky beach of the river extravaganza. It's still one of my favorite TerraMar memories ever!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On Sunday...

We'll cook breakfast and enjoy the day in our beautiful surroundings, maybe getting a few hours of fun stuff in before we break camp and head home. And if we can get more flying done, we will totally get more flying done!

 


 

The Details

Price for Camping weekend without hanggliding: $80

Includes TerraMar guides to organize, lead, and help you; private-property campgrounds all to ourselves; breakfast Saturday and Sunday, dinner Friday and Saturday (and stuff for s'mores!), snacks and water for the whole weekend. (Since we'll all be doing different things during the day, we'll all be providing our own lunches.)

Price for Camping weekend WITH hanggliding: $200

Includes the above package, PLUS your amazing hanggliding flight!!! That's an entire adventure weekend, with organization, most of your meals, camping, AND a hanggliding experience you'll never forget, for $200!!

 


 

Gear & Facilities

You need to provide your own gear -- tents, sleeping mat and bag, sunscreen, mountain bike, fishing tackle, kayaks, tubes, etc. There will be a caravan leaving Friday evening. We recommend you join the caravan on Friday rather than driving up on Saturday morning so that you have as much time as possible to enjoy this beautiful setting!

There are restroom/shower facilities nearby, at a neighboring state park campground site. Since we won't be camping there, there is a recommended donation for using the showers. Our site has port-o-potties.

 


 

The Fun Details

This event is pet-friendly!! If your dog loves people and other animals, this could be a GREAT campout for him/her too! (Just remember that you are responsible for looking after him/her and can't leave him/her alone while you go out!)

There's always quality campfire time going on... Bring your games, cards, even your guitar and your mad skillz, so we can all sing kum-by-yah together!

Remember that we have a huge field all to ourselves. Got a football, frisbee, kite, bow and arrows? Let's do it!

 


 

When you RSVP, please note whether or not you'll be bringing a pet, and any serious dietary restrictions. We'll follow up in more detail with everyone who's paid, closer to the date.

 

Payment

You must pay here to secure your spot:

http://www.terramaradventures.com/events/details/663/Hanggliding_and_Camping


Paid:

Camping

1. Lauren (guide)

2. Evan (guide)

3. Brian

4. Trudy

5. Kim

6. John

7. Michael

8. Jeff O.

9. Jaki

10. Abel


+ Hanggling

1. Brian

2. Trudy

3. Kim

4. Michael

5. Jeff O.

6. John 

Hangglinding spots are sold out but we will make a waiting list for those who missed out - you may get lucky!

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  • Kim K.

    Thanks for a great weekend... :)

    September 15, 2013

  • Jeff

    Sorry if this has already been answered, but what is the meet up point (and when) for the caravan? Is there an address for the camp spot in case we get separated or don't make the meet up point?

    September 12, 2013

    • John

      Jeff, give me your email and I'll forward you thee instructions. Lauren probably sent something to you with all the info. I'll email you my phone# too in case we all get separated or something.

      September 13, 2013

    • Jeff

      John - my email is [masked]. I'll also check my spam folder in case I missed Lauren's email. Thank you for responding. Jeff

      September 13, 2013

  • John

    I have a question for the group: is anyone bringing a kayak? I don't want to haul my tandem if no one is going / wants to go.

    September 11, 2013

    • Lauren

      I know Abel is considering bringing his kayak as well.

      September 11, 2013

  • Jeff

    I'm also driving from Philadelphia (Chestnut Hill) if anyone needs a ride (may not stay for the full day Sunday). I have a truck, so plenty of room for gear. Outside of personal gear, lunches, anything else I should bring (ie: beverages, cooler, etc..)?

    September 11, 2013

  • John

    If anyone needs a ride from the Philly area / philly burbs I can get you at 6:00 - 6:30ish.

    September 10, 2013

    • Kim K.

      Hey, I am also going from Philly...feel free to contact at [masked] if you would like to arrange a carpool.

      September 10, 2013

  • Kim K.

    Where are we meeting on Friday? Caravan meetup point???

    September 10, 2013

    • John

      Based on info below it seems the Allentown service plaza at 7:30 PM

      September 10, 2013

  • Carl E.

    Hang gliding spots are now sold out. But, you can still come camping and we can start a wait list for the hang gliding!

    1 · August 30, 2013

    • John

      Definitely want to be on that waiting list!

      September 5, 2013

    • Lauren

      Great! I have you as first on the list.

      September 6, 2013

  • Theresa

    This sounds like fun! I hope I can make it.

    September 5, 2013

  • Tushar

    Sounds great. Wanted to check if we can just participate in hanggliding instead of camping. If yes, the cost. Also if there is an option to include video, In case yes the cost.or if we can shoot it by ourselves. thanks :)

    August 25, 2013

    • Lauren

      Tushar, we could set you up for just hanggliding but I definitely encourage you to camp as well. It's a long drive from Philly and it's a great group of people to hang out with! As far as video, as of last year, our pilot had an attachment for a camera set up on his glider. So if you have something to take the video with, you could probably figure something out.

      2 · August 26, 2013

    • Tushar

      Thanks Lauren for the reply :) Seems Hanggliding is sold out for now. Camping this weekend too. So not able to commit on this yet.

      August 30, 2013

  • Graham

    Went on this trip last year, it was great. Though I did not hang glide, it was fun to watch the others who did, and I did tube in the river, star gaze, and fossil hunt. The fossil hunting sight is just down the side of the road, with sharks teeth, etc. that are millions of years old.

    2 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    SERIOUSLY considering this trip (I REALLY wanyt to hang glide!) although I've only been out with you guy's once maybe twice? (and I've only camped once so far)... You mention a caravan leaving Friday evening, what time would that be? Round about idea?

    August 27, 2013

    • Lauren

      We typically meet at the Allentown Service Plaza around 7:30 or so on Friday night. If people need a stop prior to that closer to the city, we can arrange for that too.

      August 29, 2013

  • John

    Saw the thing about the caravan too - was curious if I could get instructions and drive separately (I leave work at 5:00 so I can't be there on time).

    August 27, 2013

    • Carl E.

      Not a problem. Everyone will have directions and can drive up on their own.

      1 · August 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Good god...this sounds absolutely fantastic. Coming from Boulder, where the bravest would glide off the flatirons, this seems the perfect spot to give it a go in a "softer" landing zone. :D Would love to bring the 4-legged guy and camp, but need to check about work that wkd.

    August 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Krep. There's a huge event I have to work that Sat. nite. Dayaam. I'm assuming this is only done once a year, eh?

      August 20, 2013

    • Lauren

      Yep, sorry :(

      August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Super excited! I'll be bringing Roman.

    August 19, 2013

    • Lauren

      Looking forward to seeing you both! It's been too long!

      August 26, 2013

  • Chris S

    This sounds like a great trip. I wish for my first with the group that I could make it but.....can't. Have a great time!

    August 26, 2013

  • Brian T.

    I look forward to this trip all year long! Hang gliding is truly an experience of a lifetime! I highly recommend it to anyone who has an itch for adventure or just looking for a quiet weekend in the mountains.

    Below is my video from last year.

    http://youtu.be/-ISyj8ixOcM

    August 19, 2013

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