(48 DAYS) – FULL SEASON ONLY Long Trail End to Enders
Many hikers who’ve been enjoying the beauty and adventure of Vermont’s Long Trail may have wondered what it would be like to complete the historic 100-year-old path; how it must feel to meander along the crest of the Green Mountains from Massachusetts to Canada. Hikers on shorter trips may have sensed the excitement of End-to-Enders they’ve met along the trail who stop to share their stories.
Now it’s your turn, so take the chance! This trip is geared toward success through learning and practicing extended-trip principles like route and menu planning, pacing, and appropriate packing. The course will be co-led by experienced trip leaders who are eager to enjoy the company of the Questers and share their knowledge. Their experience and awareness of group dynamics will help Questers as they learn the requisite skills of self-care, diet and how to handle the challenges of the 273-mile journey.
As with any Questers course, the trip leaders will support participants and orient them to the specific backpacking techniques, while coaching them on how to be self-reliant and make decisions collaboratively. Questers on this trip will experience the F&W values of simple living, spirituality, exploration of self, and the importance of community. Participants will have ample time to journal and reflect on this experience.