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 (3)

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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Buttermilk Falls Hike

Needs a location

This is an advanced hike and will start off at Buttermilk Falls and follow the trail around crater lake before ending up at our starting location. Please approach BMF from the north on Mountain Rd past the walpack cemetery. The south end of Mountain Rd remains closed.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=As47nfUwRPI

The Hike: Departs at 9:00AM from BMF

Difficulty: Advanced due to a very steep section at Buttermilk Falls.

Length: 8-9 miles

Duration: 5 hours

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- 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- Hotel in Springdale, walking distance to ZION shuttle.
KANAB- 3BR/2.5BA townhome.
TH1- 3 Queen BR’s
BR1- Mark
BR2- Paul
BR3- Kyle and Anna
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 (252)

Red Maple Trail- Lake Ashroe to AT and Tillman Ravine

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