Hiking Tours

This event has been cancelled due to lack of participants.  If you would like to see it offered again at another time, please contact us. 

Backpacking 101 & Outdoor Skills & Ethics Course:
May 13th - 18th, 2012
Cost: $500 per person

$100 deposit due within 10 days of registration (link below)
$400 balance due by March 15th

Come experience the Southern Appalachian Mountains with this 5 day beginner/intermediate backpacking course where you will get a full day of trip planning, pack preparation, and a 3 day/2 night backpacking journey through the oldest mountain range in the continental U.S. This is an opportunity to build outdoor skills and confidence in a back-country environment. We will provide food, lodging, transportation to and from trail head, tents, water-filtration, and cooking gear. 
This event is for ages 16 and up and those able to hike a moderately difficult trail for 3 days carrying a 45 pound pack.

Day 1: Check in 5:00 pm, Orientation, Climbing Wall and Zipline, and evening meal.

Day 2: Full day of classroom instruction on Backpacking Planning & Preparation. We'll also take a break for some team building on the Low Ropes Course.

Days 3-5: Leave for a 3 day, 2 night full hiking and trail camping experience where Leave No Trace Outdoor Skills and Ethics will be covered.

Day 5: Hike out and return to Retreat Center for evening meal.

Day 6: Check out 11:00 am.

9 person maximum for this event, so sign up soon!

Registration for Backpacking 101 & OSE 2012
Equipment List (this is a check list to help you get ready for your trip)

Print and mail these forms upon registration:
Informed Consent and Release Form (for Bowman Adventures)
Zipline, Climbing Tower and Low Ropes Release Form (for BMC)

Make Checks Payable to:  Bowman Adventures

Send payment via PayPal to: bowmanadventures@gmail.com, there are no fees if using a PayPal Balance. If not using PayPal balance send $103.30 for deposit, $412.26 for balance or $515.24 if paying in full at once.

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To send payment via Dwolla:  
add $.25 to cover Dwolla fee.

Mail checks and forms to:
Bowman Adventures
P.O. Box 401
Johnson City, TN 37605-0401