THE VERMONT LABOR DAY

WEEKEND BACKPACKING ADVENTURE

 

Dates: August 31 - September 3, 2018

State: Vermont
 

Maximum Trip Capacity: 7 people

Age Range: 18 - 39

Itinerary

Day 1: Quintessential New England Town

After leaving the city in the evening, we head north to the quaint New England town of Stowe, which is home to many local shops and restaurants. Depending on time of arrival, it may be possible to explore Main Street.

Day 2: Vermont Maple, Ice Cream & Waterfalls

Today, we get to experience the famed local flavors of Vermont. In the morning, we make a short visit to a local maple farm, tour of the property included. We spend the midday hours at a gorgeous swimming hole with a waterfall; sunbathing, swimming and cliff jumping are all options. Next up, a tour of the original, infamous Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory. We end the day with a short sunset hike to a viewpoint of the town of Stowe and the mountains we'll be hiking the following day.

Day 3: Into The Alpine

In the morning, we drive to the trailhead and hike into the heart of Mt. Mansfield's wooded slopes. After a relatively short hike, we reach our tent site, where we spend the last night of our adventure. Before the sun sets, we head uphill to one of Vermont's few alpine zones to catch a sunset over the Green Mountains and beyond.

Day 4: Vermont's Highest Peak

In the morning, we hike back onto the treeless ridge and enjoy 360 views until we reach the summit of Vermont's highest peak. If the weather is clear, we may see as far as Canada, New York & New Hampshire. We head back downhill to the trailhead and get back to New York City in the evening.

Tour Price Includes:
•2 Nights Lodging

•2 Hotel Breakfasts

•Day 2 Sunset Hike

•Maple Farm & Maple Syrup Tour

•Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour

•Water Activities at Swimming Hole
•1 Night Backcountry Camping

ALL Backpacking Meals:

•2 lunches, 1 breakfast & 1 dinner

ALL Necessary Backpacking Equipment:

Backpacking Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Sleeping Pads, Sleeping Pillows, Headlamps, Water Filter, Cooking System & Accessories

•Round-Trip Transportation between Brooklyn, NY and Stowe, VT in a comfortable passenger van

•Highway Tolls & Parking Fees

•Tent Site Caretaker Fees

•Fuel Expenses

Tour Price: $545

Deposit: $150 required to reserve your spot

Tour Price Does Not Include:

•Dinners & Lunches (outside of backpacking trip)

•Hiking Snacks

•Medical Insurance of Any Kind

Hiking:

Day 2 Sunset Hike: 1.6 miles and 350 feet elevation gain.

The backpacking route we will hike is rated as moderate.

Day 3: 2.5 miles and 1,500 feet elevation gain.

Optional Sunset Hike: 1.3 miles and 850 feet elevation gain.

Day 4: 4.9 miles and 1,450 feet elevation gain.

Since we are backpacking, we will each have a backpack weighing 20-25 pounds containing all necessary equipment for the duration of the hike. Participants must be in adequate physical condition to complete this route.

Required Equipment:

Hiking Boots

Pick-Up Location:

Olivier's Trails

159 Monitor Street

Brooklyn, NY 11222

Booking:

Accepted payment methods are Credit Card, Venmo, QuickPay, PayPal or Cash.

A $150 deposit is required to lock in your spot, if for any unexpected circumstance you can’t make it, 50% of the deposit can be applied to any future tour if you notify me at least 2 weeks prior to scheduled departure, 50% is non-refundable. The other $395 is due 2 weeks before the start of the tour. With 2 weeks remaining, the $150 deposit becomes non-refundable while the $395 can be applied to any future tour until 1 week before scheduled departure. If cancelling within 1 week of scheduled tour departure, no tour costs can be refunded.

All participants shall be required to sign waivers of liability prior to participation in this Adventure.

Note on Adventure:

The adventure will be postponed if chances of rain are 50% or greater as per The Weather Channel forecast 24 hours prior to tour departure.

In the case of rain postponing our trip, you can choose to either receive your money back or apply it to any future adventure.

Although I do my very best to adhere to the tour schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond my control (weather conditions, road/trail closures, etc.).

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TESTIMONIALS

"Olivier’s Trails is a truly unique travel experience. Olivier's passion for the outdoors and adventure is reflected in his thoughtfully crafted itineraries. From the local culinary experiences, thrill inducing activities, to details such as timing to catch the sunset at some of the most magnificent peaks in the world, Olivier’s attention to detail and overall preparation is reflected in the day to day of his trips... The 10 day European Alps ski trip Olivier crafted is one I’ll never forget. Highly recommend to those looking to experience the world through the lens of the outdoors."

Monika

Chelsea, New York

"Upon my return, I was asked... How was your trip? and my response was... An adventure of a lifetime! Olivier is truly dedicated to what he does and his intense enthusiasm shines through. He had planned an adventure-packed, scenic trip that included everything from rock climbing to whitewater rafting and hot spring sunsets in the Pacific Northwest that I will always treasure. Everyday the group trekked through new trails, saw amazing views and caught incredibly picturesque sunrises/sunsets. Olivier is passionate about what he does and you cannot go wrong joining him on his trails!"

Dominika

Glendale, New York

"Olivier organizes thorough itineraries and takes the hassle of planning, logistics and research away so you just need to fly to your destination and enjoy your time. He'll take you off the beaten path and show you an active vacation in a way you most likely haven't experienced before, all while sharing a ton of knowledge with the group throughout the adventure. Each day is packed with adrenaline-filled activities and after your tour is over, you will surely be coming back for more. Highly recommended!"

Jakub

Greenpoint, New York

"Olivier provided the most unique and adventurous way to enjoy the beauty Costa Rica has to offer. Rather than going on the typical tourist excursions, we were immersed into the local atmosphere in every way possible. From surfing, to rappelling waterfalls, each and everyday was its own extraordinary adventure.

Thank you so much for providing such a wonderful experience. I truly felt I was living my best life in Costa Rica!

PURA VIDA"

Paulina

Little Neck, New York

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