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.
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.
All done with as much social distancing and COVID-19 safety precautions as possible.
Saturday / August 29,2020
Meet at 9 a.m. at Basecamp, 220 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 Brooklyn Lake where we'll begin our journey 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.
Sunday / August 30,2020
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 4-6 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.
Monday / August 31,2020
On Monday 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 Brooklyn Lake. Our hike will take us 2-4 miles depending on where we camped the night before.
Once we reach the trailhead we'll celebrate with cold drinks and a barbeque 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 a minimum of 12 miles. Everyone is welcome, even if you feel like you aren't "fit" enough. The goal of this trip is to make new friends, learn about backpacking and connect with nature.
Basecamp will provide all group equipment (stoves, fuel, water filters, medical and safety equipment), food, beverages, first-aid support, and guiding. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and backpack or rent from us. We recommend a 65 liter backpack and a sleeping bag with a minimum temperature rating of 20-degrees. We are able to accommodate most allergies and dietary restrictions. Please let us know if you have any food preferences upon registering.
What you need to bring:
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. Just let us know where to pick you up.
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 group equipment, food, drinks, transportation, guiding, permits and a wonderfully rad time with a group of amazing women!
Click the "register now" button. Due to the expenses of this trip from staffing, food, gear and permits we can not offer refunds unless we are forced to shut down due to COVID. Basecamp & Hike Like A Woman reserve the right to alter trip plans based on weather and trail closures. This is for women ages 18 & up unless accompanied by an adult.
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Say what? Last October we were honored to take a small crew from Sports Illustrated Swimsuit on a hike at Vedauwoo in Southeastern Wyoming! You can learn more about our adventures here.
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