Women's "Digital Detox" Campout in Big Basin
Big Basin is renowned for it's giant redwood forests and secluded hiking trails. On this trip we'll unplug from our devices and play! Disconnect from your hectic life, de-stress and enjoy real-time connecting with other female backpackers on this 1-night, 2-day adventure. Experience empowerment through making camp, and enjoying nature with other strong women. Feel rejuvenated, recharged and ready for anything! Between hiking and relaxing, we'll find time for SELF-CARE and quiet nature-time. The hike is ONLY 2 miles to our camp (with options for more miles), all skill levels welcome and supported. ALL FOOD included (and delicious).
Meet at the Rancho Del Oso trailhead on Highway 1 at 9am (we'll provide you with a parking pass).
Step 1: turn off all phones and devices--yipee! We'll go over gear, then head out to our camp, 2 miles away on beautiful trail. At camp have some free time to connect, snack and relax in nature before enjoying lunch by the river. Optional 4-mile hike and nature-journaling session. Cooking in the outdoors is so fun when you have good people, good food and good wine! After dinner we'll "talk story" and pass the beverages around before sleeping under the stars...
Day 2 *Early start if you want to see the waterfall!* Wake up to camp coffee/tea and breakfast before we enjoying a 8-mile round-trip hike to a waterfall. Second solo journaling session in-the-field along the way. Back at camp we'll enjoy lunch before packing up and heading out.
**Trip Leaders reserve the option to modify trip itineraries as necessary due to weather, illness, injury or other unforeseen incidents**
What Should I Pack?
Upon booking you'll receive an email containing lots of useful information with what to pack, what to expect and address any questions you may have regarding our backpack. In addition, our professional guides will walk you through all the preparations for this trip. A few things we know you'll need: comfortable shoes, at least 2 pairs of socks, layers, hat/sunscreen and rain jacket in case of weather. Don't have the right gear like sleeping bag/tent? That's ok! You can rent what you need from us for a fee
Pre-trip planning of EVERYTHING including logistics & packing list. We take care of all permits and camping fees. All food included, just bring special snacks you might want.
Is the Hike Hard?
No, you can do it! If you've never backpacked or camped before, this is great starter trip. We will take our time on the trail, take lots of breaks and make sure you're comfortable at your own pace. Once we hike the 2 miles to camp, all other hikes are optional! We recommend training by hiking in the woods for this trip but it's not required!
Please check weather conditions before the hike so you know what kind of gear to pack! We reserve the right to cancel if weather is severe.