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Pocono Whitewater - Big Day Out - Bike, Hike, & Raft the Lehigh Gorge In one day

  • Oct 4, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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We are taking our love of the outdoors to new heights! We are posting this event to gauge interest in this activity and to give people time to sign up!

  • Big Day Out (check in time is 8:30 am until 7:00 pm for dinner and bonfire)

If you’re ready for a BIG adventure…a day you can earn bragging rights…then our BIG DAY OUT is for you!  Bike, Hike, & Raft the Lehigh Gorge In one day!

You’ll begin the day with a hearty breakfast to charge you up for the day ahead.  Following breakfast, your excursion will begin via Trek mountain bike as you cruise between the 1000 foot walls of the Lehigh Gorge Rail-Trail to the famous Glen Onoko where you will relax by the river and enjoy your tasty box lunch.

After lunch your BIG DAY OUT continues with a scenic hike to an abondon railroad tunnel with beautiful overlooks of the Lehigh River.  You will descend back to the Lehigh River, where rafts and equipment will be ready for your arrival as you begin the final leg of your adventure! The Lehigh rolls and bends as you navigate rapids past the ruins of 18th century dams, locks, and dwellings. Our friendly, well-trained guides will accompany you every step of the way.

BUT WAIT…your Big Day Out doesn’t end yet…

A delicious dinner and roaring bonfire at our Adventure Center await your return, complete with a BIG mug to fill with a frothy beverage of your choice. The mug is yours to keep as a souvenir to prove to your friends and family that you survived Pocono Whitewater’s BIG DAY OUT!

Big Day Out 2013 Rates

  • Individual – $94.95 (ages 12 & up) plus tax = $100.65 total

Advance payment will be required ($15.00 to reserve a spot and the remainder is due 10 days before the event. $5.00 Meet up administration fee)

Rate Includes:  Rail-Trail bike ride, Trek rental bike and  helmet.  A guided hike to overlooks of the river, plus class I, II, & III whitewater rafting trip that includes paddles, PFD’s, full wetsuit and splash top/bottom. The whole big day out also includes all necessary, shuttles, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and professional guides.

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  • Hotel Accommodations - subject to number of participants

The Woodlands Inn 1073 Highway 315, Wilkes Barre, PA, US, 18702

This hotel was selected because it is 30 minutes from Pocono Whitewater (our Saturday event) and minutes from Mohegan Sun at Pocono Downs casino; free transportation is available

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  • Kay D.

    What a beautiful day for the Big Day Out! Fall Foliage was peaking and made for a gorgeous back drop as we peddled 25 miles through breathtaking scenery. I felt a personal victory because I hadn't been on a bike in about 20 years. Hind parts were sore but well worth it. The hike was a mere walk in the woods compared to what we've done in the past. The last leg was though as we paddled down the river. Our biggest obstacle was trying to maneuver around the rocks. After biking and hiking, rafting was tough. It was a lot of work because the water levels were low in some spots and you really had to put some muscle into it. Towards the end, we were exhausted and could have used a tug boat to pull us in. All in all, the Big Day Out was a Big Success!

    1 · October 7, 2013

  • dom

    The Big Day Out lived up to its name. We started with a 22 and a half mile bike ride , followed by a 3 mile hike and ended the day with a 10 mile rafting trip. It was physically challenging but well worth every moment.

    2 · October 6, 2013

  • Nina

    Wish it were next weekend. Would have loved to participate. Hope you plan it again :-!

    October 3, 2013

    • Kay D.

      I'm looking forward to it. I will let you know how it was.

      October 4, 2013

  • Kay D.

    This is going to be a lonnngggg day. The Big Day Out starts at 8:30 a.m. All meals are included which is good. We start out with the biking leg of the trip. Total miles covered is 25. Yep, 25 miles. The good thing is you don't ride straight through, you stop for lunch and continuing biking after that. It's mainly down hill which is good. I have not been on a bike for ages. So, I'm a little nervous about that. Had an opportunity to do some bike riding at Piermont but others weren't interested. We squeeze in a quick 3 mile hike and then go leisurely down the river for our rafting portion. The evening concludes with a delicious dinner and roaring campfire. The whole day takes about 12 hours. So far, we have 4 people that are confirmed. If you're interested, please call 1-800-WHITEWATER as Dom had suggested. Time is running out! The bus is filling up fast.

    1 · September 19, 2013

    • Darlene

      I would love to go but I can't leave fri morning because of work .

      September 29, 2013

    • dom

      I am going after work on Friday. I should be there by 7:00 pm or so. This has to be a weekend excursion for me. Back to work Monday morning.

      1 · September 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This looks like LOTS of fun. However, I'm running the Color Run in Lehigh that Saturday.

    2 · September 16, 2013

    • dom

      Good luck Theresa

      September 20, 2013

  • dom

    Everyone, If anyone is on the fence regarding this meetup, you should decide sooner rather than later. I called the reservation office today 1-800-WHITEWATER to get a status of the bus for the October 5, 2013 event. There is only one bus leaving for the Big Day Out - Bike, Hike, & Raft the Lehigh Gorge In one day and it is getting filled. If you have not made hotel reservations, please contact me ASAP. I am looking forward to this event and would love it if more people joined.

    1 · September 14, 2013

  • Aicha

    This sounds exciting, hope I can make it!

    August 24, 2013

    • Kay D.

      Hope you can make it as well. Its going to be FUN!!!

      August 28, 2013

  • Jackie

    Hi, I'm working from home for 1/2 day and then heading down early Friday so I can go to Bushskill Falls in the Poconos. I will probably leave NJ around 11am.

    August 16, 2013

  • dom

    I have a room already reserved at the hotel, The Woodlands Inn, for Friday Night October 4, 2013. The hotel does not have Saturday Night available, but I am on the wait list. The room can accommodate 4 people. It has two double beds. I am looking to share the room and cost. The room is $200.00 for one night. I am female so female roommates preferred. Please contact me through the site if you are interested. Thanks

    August 2, 2013

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