Join us for a Vermont weekend of paddling, hiking, and hanging out with Women Outdoors members from other regions. We’ll be camping in a wonderful wooded setting at Bonna Wieler’s place in South Strafford, VT. Bonna is a long-time WO member, environmental educator, and kayak instructor. She will be guiding us on the Connecticut River on Saturday (kayak rentals available or BYO boat+PFD), about a 10 mile flat water paddle depending on weather conditions and group stamina. Sunday we plan a strenuous hike in the nearby White Mountains, with possible option for a shorter easier hike. Alternate activities will be planned in case of severe weather. Limited to 12 participants. Registration will closed on Aug 24, so sign up now.
For camping: bring your own tent, sleeping bag, pad, and flashlight or headlamp. Limited options for indoor accommodations or rental tents available at a higher price.
For paddling: bring your own boat, paddle, and PFD. Or rent the package from Bonna. Properly fitted PFDs must be worn while on the water.
For hiking: Good boots and pack needed for Sunday’s hike.
Other: Raingear, sun hat, water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, insect repellent needed both days.
Meals: Group dinner Friday night, breakfasts and lunches provided, or bring your own food. Menu will be distributed ahead of time and participants asked to opt in or out, or supplement as needed. Restaurant meal after boating on Saturday.
Arrive, set up camp or check into accommodations
Group dinner at 7:30 pm
Paddling on the Connecticut River
Lunch on the water
Dinner at a restaurant on way back from river.
Basic Pricing: (includes camping fee and professional paddle guide service on Saturday)
$62 for Friday night through Sunday
$47 for Friday night and Saturday only
$30 for kayak rental (Saturday only)
Lodging Options for extra charge (contact Bonna at 802-333-3549 to reserve a space):
Use of shared platform tent with mattress: extra $5 per night
Indoor accommodations, shared room with double bed: extra $15 per person per night
Indoor accommodations, single room: extra $25 per night
TBD, with opt out possible
You pay the basic price for 1 or 2 days when you register
Reserve your kayak by paying the $30 rental fee as you register For indoor accommodations or use of platform tent, contact Bonna at 802-333-3549 (home) or 802-274-0810 (cell)
Food costs, if you choose to participate in group meals, will be shared and payable the weekend of the trip