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Hike Like A Woman Backpacking Trip



Please note, the dates of our first trip are August 2-4th. The dates of our second trip are August 23-25th. Our booking software only allows us to put one date down in the initial description.

Are you looking to get off the grid and hone your backpacking skills?

Whether you're a novice or advanced backpacker you're invited to join Rebecca, the founder of Hike Like A Woman and owner of Basecamp for a ladies-only weekend backpacking trip in the rugged and beautiful backcountry of Southeastern Wyoming. 

Trip Highlights:

Enjoy a little “me time” away from the hustle and bustle of the every day. Unplug and focus on the simple things in the life that bring you joy. Take the time to bask in some self-care. It’s OK, you deserve it!

Connect with others. Meet amazing women from all over North America and get to know others who bring something different to the table. Make new life-long connections through the common thread of adventure.

Get to know yourself on a different level. Each adventure you take into the wilds is uniquely yours. Trying something new, meeting new people, or exploring a new place will teach you something about yourself you didn’t know before.

Learn new skills. Whether you’re a first-time backpacker or a seasoned pro, backpacking with others will always teach you new skills or a new way of doing something.

And of course breath-taking scenery. The Snowy Range in southeast Wyoming is one of the most scenic areas in Wyoming. Discover unique views of rocky peaks, mountain meadows, and alpine lakes.

 

Itinerary:

Friday, Aug. 2 or 23

Meet at 8 a.m. at Basecamp, 222 S. Second St., Laramie, WY.  Free parking is available for the weekend in the day lot (https://laramiemainstreet.org/parking). Enjoy complimentary coffee and tea at Basecamp as we fit our backpacks and sleeping bags, divide up the gear among the group and pack our packs, all while learning about gear and how to pack your pack.

Once we're all packed up we'll depart from Basecamp to North Sheep Lake Trailhead, and get to know what makes everyone so rad on the way. As we hike to our campsite for the night, the scenery will take your breath away and we'll stop often to take photographs, eat snacks and rest.

Our adventure will conclude near an alpine lake either 4 or 6 miles from the trailhead depending on how the group is feeling. Once we arrive at camp we'll take in the sites near the lake, enjoy a delicious meal, and enjoy the company of new friends as we relax at the campsite.

Saturday, Aug 3 or 24

We'll wake up to the sound of birds chirping as we enjoy our morning coffee, tea, or hot chocolate surrounded by scenic vistas.

When we're ready we'll break camp and re-pack our packs for the day. Maybe you’ll find an easier way to pack!

There's no rush our second day, we'll hike 2-4 miles depending on how the group is feeling before we set up camp and enjoy our second night in the wilderness near another high alpine lake. 

A delicious dinner will be served and we'll enjoy each other’s company, and learning new things about nature during a relaxing evening under the stars.

Sunday, Aug. 4 or 25

On Sunday morning we'll enjoy a leisurely breakfast before breaking camp. We'll take in the scenery on our last morning together as we head back to the North Fork trailhead 3-5 miles down the trail. 

Once we reach the trailhead we'll celebrate with cold drinks, delicious sandwiches and fresh fruit as we drive back to Laramie. After turning in our gear at Basecamp we'll say "good-bye" and "see ya later". We'll plan on being back in Laramie by 3pm.

*Please note that we want everyone of all fitness abilities to be comfortable on this trip. There are several scenic campsites along the way so depending on the pace of the group the entire distance covered will be between 10 and 16 miles.

Packing list

Basecamp will provide all equipment (including sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and tents), food, beverages, first-aid support, and guiding. We are able to accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. Please let us know if you have any food preferences upon registering. If you'd like to use your own gear just let us know.

What you need to bring:

  • Sunglasses, sunscreen hat, personal medications, personal hygiene items

  • Mug, spork, 1-liter water bottle (x2)

  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Hiking pants, moisture-wicking t-shirt, mid-layer, puffy or fleece jacket, beanie, bra, undies, etc.

  • Base layers for sleeping
  • Hiking socks (x3), hiking boots or shoes

  • Rain jacket


Transportation

Basecamp will provide all transportation to and from the trailhead from Basecamp. You are responsible for transportation to and from Basecamp unless you are staying in a hotel in Laramie. Basecamp can provide transportation to and from your local hotel to the shop for our meet up and departure.

Not from around these parts?

Laramie does have an airport with two flights per day. Or you can fly into Denver and take the Green Ride shuttle from DIA to Laramie. 

Sign me up! What is the cost?

$345 + tax

What does it include?

This trip includes all the equipment, food, drinks, transportation, guiding, permits and a wonderfully rad time with a group of amazing women!

To Register:

Click the green "add to cart" button, give us a call at 307-703-0172 or email Rebecca (rebecca@laramiesbasecamp.com) for an invoice.

Then click here to fill out our online waiver 
and stay tuned for an email with more trip information from Rebecca. 

Registration closes July 25th. Basecamp reserves the right to alter trip plans based on weather and trail closures. This is for women ages 18 & up unless accompanied by an adult.


Skill Level:
beginner
Skill Details:
No backpacking experience necessary
Materials Included:
All gear, food, beverages, transportation, guiding, first aid support and permits
Requirements:
Please click here to fill out our online waiver: https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5cf034044ba76/web/ upon registration.
Instructor Name:
Rebecca Walsh
Instructor Bio:
Rebecca Walsh is a former Army officer, the founder of Hike Like A Woman, and owner of Basecamp, a retail store and guiding company in downtown Laramie, Wyoming. She's also the author of the e-books, How To Hike When You're Pregnant and How To Hike With Kids.

Rebecca has spoken at the Outdoor Blogger Summit and been featured on the PBS television show Travels With Darley. Her work with Hike Like a Woman has also been mentioned in the New York Times, Real Simple Magazine, The Dyrt, The National Park Journal (Colorado) and Travel Wyoming.

In her spare time, Rebecca can be found adventuring with her husband and two young sons and doing all of that stereotypical Mom stuff, like folding mountains of laundry and trying to figure out work/life balance.

Hike Like A Woman Backpacking Trip

Cost:
$ 345.00
Includes all gear, food, transportation, permits, and fun
Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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Fri, Aug 23, 2019 at 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
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