What we're about

If you love to get out and see the world like I do, whether it's a weekend camping trip to the Catskills or a week long vacation to Italy or a visit to one of our many great National Parks, this group is a great place to meet some friends and plan your next Awesome Adventure! We will meet once a month or so at a local pub to get to know one another and discuss ideas for our next trip. How about a fall camping trip to see the foliage and hike up to Old Rag in Shenandoah or a summer trip to visit the granite bluffs along the coast of Acadia and have some lobster? What about a sailing live aboard in the Bahamas or a scuba trip to The Great Barrier Reef? Perhaps running with the bulls in Spain or an African safari are on your bucket list? Maybe a snorkel and rain forest adventure in Belize to see the world famous Blue Hole? These are a few ideas for some Awesome Adventures in the coming months. I look forward to making some new friends and sharing some great ideas you might have about planning our next Awesome Adventure!

Other stuff-

This group is mainly for adults, but kids over 21 are also welcome. Please call for info if you're thinking of bringing younger kids.

This group is solely for private individuals who are looking for a fun independent group to travel with. Travel agents are welcome to contact me (the group organizer) directly if you have a deal or promotion you'd like to offer the group, however solicitation is not allowed and will be considered Spam. Contacting group members unsolicited will result in removal from the group.

Please be considerate and RSVP when you're sure you can attend an event. If you can't make it please update you're status ASAP (min 48 hours before the event) so others who are waiting can attend and so I can plan accurately. I frequently negotiate group discounts and need to know how many will be attending. Those who no-show without a valid reason will be deleted from the group.

Please post an accurate photo of yourself in your profile for safety and liability reasons. I can't approve any members who don't have a photo posted.

Please read the event descriptions! Please read the comments! Please read the email updates we send you! The Organizers spend many many hours planning fun events for the group and we only ask that you be an active participant.

Cancellations- Due to the cost and complexity of scheduling and planning we all need to go through I ask that you please honor your commitments to attending trips once you've paid for them. I can usually help to find replacements if you need to back out for personal reasons, but I can't offer refunds once the final reservations have been made and paid for.

AWESOME ADVENTURERS TRAVEL NETWORK, PO BOX 546 BLOOMSBURY, NJ 08804-0546

Upcoming events (4)

Tillman Ravine

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We'll start at the UPPER parking lot on Tillman Rd and head up along Tillman Brook, then along the woods road for about a 7 mile round trip.

Distance: 7 miles
Duration: 4 hours
Difficulty: Moderate, some steep rocky sections

DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

FULL- Paddle Down the Delaware 2022- Camp and Kayak

Needs a location

Our past river trips have been lots of fun and a great outdoor experience. We regularly see bald eagles, osprey and hawks cruising the Walpack Bend. The trip is at slow leisurely pace and includes a few stops to swim, grab some lunch and at least 1 water fight along the way! Join us for another great day on the water. Rentals are available, portages are limited so please call me before RSVPing if you're a portage. See below for rates. Feel free to camp with us for the weekend or just join us for the day on the river. Your RSVP here is for the kayak trip.

Camping (optional)
When: Fri- Sun
Where: Camp Taylor, Blairstown NJ. Please call [masked]) and make your own campsite reservation. I'm on site 6. Sites are ~$50/night with water and electric. The campground also has a small swimming pond and a wolf preserve onsite.

Paddling (Saturday)
Distance: 14 miles
Paddle Time: 4.5 hours (it may take longer because of breaks for lunch and swimming).
Put-in: Eshbacks
Haul-out: Smithfield Beach
I expect to be back in our cars by around 4:30 PM.

Hiking (Sunday)
We'll decide on a trail distance and location during the weekend. Some nice trails leave right from the campground up to Sunfish Pond or Mt. Tammany.

The discounted kayak rates are as follows:

  • Kayaks: ~$49 per person (single or tandem*) Regularly $54
  • Portage: ~$29 (if you bring your own boat) Regularly $35. Portages are limited so please call me first before RSVPing with a portage.

*In order to reserve a tandem at least 1 person must be a strong experienced paddler. Please do not reserve a tandem if both paddlers are inexperienced.

PLEASE FOLLOW THE SIMPLE DIRECTIONS BELOW. YOUR GPS IS LIKELY TO GIVE YOU THE WRONG DIRECTIONS!

http://www.chamberlaincanoes.com

Suggested things to bring:

  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Sunscreen and bathing suit
  • Camera (preferably waterproof)
  • Towel
  • Water shoes
  • Gloves
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks or light lunch
  • Dry bag or similar to keep your stuff safe and dry
  • Water guns
  • A change of clothes to keep in the car

Directions: - On Route 80 West take the first exit in PA (Exit 310). Follow the signs for the PA Welcome Center (white building). Continue through the circle on the road by the Welcome Center, which is River Road. At the traffic light go straight (the Center will be on your right) and through the Route 80 underpass. Continue for about 1 mile until you see the sign for Chamberlain Canoes (red barn) with their blue boats on the left.

There are portable restrooms and a changing stall at Chamberlain.

Meetup Rules: This is not a guided river trip, merely a suggestion for a meeting time and date. As such you are responsible for controlling and navigating your own way and for understanding and following all laws within and around the river. You accept responsibility for the safety of yourself any friends you invite from outside the group. Attending this event signifies you understand the physical challenges and agree that you are physically capable, that you will be responsible for your own safety and agree to the terms and conditions of the waiver listed below.

Waiver- I fully understand and acknowledge that: (a) risks and dangers exist in my use of CANOE, RAFT, TUBE, KAYAK equipment and my participation in CANOEING, RAFTING, TUBING, KAYAKING OR CAMPING activities; (b) my participation in such activities and/or use of such equipment may result in injury or illness including, but not limited to bodily injury, disease, strains, fractures, partial and/or total paralysis, death or other ailments that could cause serious disability;

(c) These risks and dangers may be caused or increased by other event attendees, the rental company or other river users. These risks and dangers may arise from foreseeable or unforeseeable causes; and (d) by my participation in these activities and/or use of equipment, I hereby hold harmless all volunteer organizers of Awesome Adventurers Travel Group

I release, waive, discharge, hold harmless, and indemnify Awesome Adventurers Travel Group and its organizers from any and all claims, actions or losses for bodily injury, property damage, wrongful death, loss of service or otherwise which may arise out of my participation in this event.

Questions: Call Chamberlain Canoes at (570)[masked] for directions, river conditions, equipment details etc.

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FULL- Rocky Mountain NP - Fall '22

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Rocky Mountain National Park’s 415 square miles encompass and protect spectacular mountain environments. Enjoy Trail Ridge Road – which crests at over 12,000 feet including many overlooks to experience the subalpine and alpine worlds – along with over 300 miles of hiking trails, wildflowers, wildlife, starry nights, and fun times. In a world of superlatives, Rocky is on top!

Recommendations: This trip will be an active adventure and may include moderate to strenuous hikes and requires that you be accountable for your own physical conditioning and capability. Please confirm you don't have any medical conditions and you're capable of hiking (at a minimum) 8 miles in 4 hours and have hiking gear appropriate for the season and the conditions.

Dates: Sept 24- Oct 1, 2022
Location: Estes, CO
Lodging Cost: $1270 pp
(Booked separately)
Airfare EWR-DEN: ~$450
Rental Car: Shared ~$200
Food/Drinks: ~$300
Lodging:
$1270 (BR1)- 1 King (Taken)
$1270 (BR2)- 1 Queen (Taken)
$1270 (BR3)- 1 Queen (Taken)
$1270 (BR4)- 1 Queen (Taken)

Airfare/Rental Car: You'll book your airfare ($450) to Denver separately and we will pickup rental cars at the airport and carpool.
Food: We usually shop for breakfast and lunch locally and split the food bill. Dinner is out at local restaurants.

DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

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Vermilion Cliffs National Monument

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Known for it's colorful swirls of slickrock, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument is a sherbet-colored dream world filled with fantastical rock formations like The Wave, White Pockets and Buckskin Gulch. This 280,000-acre monument bumps up against the Utah/Arizona border, where the wooded Paria Plateau stretches south, dropping 3,000 feet at the monument’s namesake—the Vermilion Cliffs. Paria Canyon, a sinuous slot canyon along the Paria River, cuts across the northeast corner of the monument and offers a true wilderness experience for those who want to explore.

Recommendations: This trip will be an active HIKING adventure and may include moderate to strenuous hikes and requires that you be accountable for your own physical conditioning and capability. Please confirm you don't have any medical conditions and you're capable of hiking (at a minimum) 8 miles in 4 hours and have hiking gear appropriate for the season and the conditions.

Oct 22: Fly Newark to Las Vegas, drive to Springdale, UT (ZION)
Oct 22 to 24: Visit ZION NP, options include The Narrows, Angels Landing, many others
Oct 24: drive to Kanab, UT
Oct 24 to Oct 28: Visit Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, options include The Waves, Buckskin Gulch Slot Canyon, Grand Canyon North Rim, Page, AZ and Antelope Canyon
Oct 28: drive to Las Vegas
Oct 28: Hotel in Las Vegas
Oct 29: Fly Las Vegas to Newark
Backup Dates: Oct 29 to Nov 5
Moderate to Advanced Hiking

Lodging: $1200
ZION-6BR/3.5BA home in Springdale, walking distance to ZION shuttle.
KANAB- 2x 3BR/2.5BA townhomes.
TH1- 3 Queen BR’s
BR1- Mark
BR2- Paul
BR3- Kyle and Anna
TH2- 2 Queen BR’s, 1 Bunk bed BR (2 twin bunk beds)
BR1- Larry
BR2- Open
BR3- Open
Stuff you’ll book (not included in lodging)
Airfare to Las Vegas: ~$400
Hotel for last night in LV: ~$200 (can be shared)
Rental Car (3 person carpool): ~$150/pp
Food: ~$250
(~=approximate)

DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this event signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.

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Past events (249)

Perceids Meteor Shower

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