DE-STRESS and DETOX BACKPACKING in ARROYO SECO
Turn off the devices and reconnect with nature. The Arroyo Seco is known for its steep canyons, rushing waters and secluded camps. This 2-night, 3-day trip takes us on a 3-mile hike up a canyon where we find waterfalls, still pools and a riverside campground. With time to frolic in the pools, hike more miles or just chill at camp, this backpacking trip is perfect for slowing down and connecting to your inner wild-woman. We'll have ample time to chill, journal and be alone in nature as well as explore the magical canyons. Your guides take care of all details regarding planning, packing, what to expect and what gear to bring. Don't have the gear? No sweat, rent it from us for a small fee.
*All breakfasts and dinners are included and delicious.
**Full itinerary, packing list, optional gear rental & carpool sign up sent upon registration**
Meet at the Arroyo Seco Parking lot at designated time (directions sent upon registration) to meet your guides and pack any rented gear. After fitting your backpack, answering any questions and circling up with our fierce female crew, we'll set out on our 3-mile journey to camp. Lunch enjoyed on-trail. Setting up camp is a breeze when we work together. Take a dip before enjoying some delicious dinner around the campfire. Dance party?
AM Coffee & hot bevvies ready before breakfast. Pack a lunch and hit the trail for some exploring! Don't forget your bathing suit, there are deep pools that beckon...Or, chill at camp and take all the time you need to relax, read, nap, eat, snooze, repeat. Late afternoon we'll have a gathering at the sacred meadow above our camp for some heart-centered sharing and journal-time before reconvening for dinner.
AM Coffee & hot bevvies ready before breakfast. Morning dip before packing up camp and hiking back to our cars. Lunch enjoyed along the river. Back at cars at ~12pm for cheers & goodbyes.
**Leaders reserve the right to change the itinerary at any time**
What Should I Pack?
YOU GOT THIS! Upong registration we will send you a thorough packing list along with "what to expect" on this campout. Don't have all the things? We'll rent them to you for a modest fee when you fill out our intake form, emailed upon registration.
Breakfasts and dinners, permits, guides and camping fees. Bring your LUNCHES, personal gear (clothing, etc) and any special snacks, if desired. Transportation is not included, we'll do our best to organize carpooling. Once you get yourself to the trailhead, you're taken care of every steop of the way.
Are the Hikes Hard?
No, though there are hills as this is mountainous terrain. This is a great starter trip for backpacking. If you've never hiked before, we recommend training with weight, though it's not required. If you can comfortably hike 3 miles with hills and with weight on your back, you'll be fine! We take it nice and slow and stop often. Of course, hikes are always optional (except hiking in to camp!)
When you reserve your spot, we'll send you a detailed packing list & itinerary with everything you need to know including where to park, what to expect, carpooling, routes, elevations, etc. These trips are loads of fun and our expert, friendly, professional guides will be with you every step of the way to help you have the most memorable trip of your life!