about this trip

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These trips are well suited to students that are comfortable in the outdoors. Beginners as well as those with hiking or backpacking experience are welcome. Located on various sections of the famous Appalachian Trail, as well as the western portion of the newly designed Grafton Loop Trail, participants will enjoy leaving the car behind as they backpack from campsite to campsite each night. These trips enjoy a time-honored "cross-COOT" experience--meeting up with another COOT group hiking in the opposite direction on the trail.

All of these trips involve rustic, backcountry camping and range from moderate to strenuous in exertion level.

An internal or external frame backpack (4500+ cubic inches), broken-in hiking boots, a sleeping bag (rated to 30 degrees) and a sleeping pad are required for backpacking trips.