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Backpack the Hercules-Glades Wilderness

November 13 @ 10:00 am - November 14 @ 3:00 pm

$120.00 – $150.00

Join us for a weekend backpacking trip in the Hercules-Glades Wilderness in Mark Twain National Forrest near Bradleyville, Missouri. This is a gorgeous, lightly trafficked, 9 mile looping trail that includes multiple water features and a waterfall, steep inclines/declines, rough and rocky trail surfaces and wooded scenery.

Basic schedule for this adventure:  If you aren’t a fan of getting up early, you may find it useful to spend Friday evening in Springfield, Missouri.   Saturday we will meet at the trailhead between 9:30 – 10am to begin our hike.  We will hike about 5.5 miles before we make camp.  This start time should have us setting up camp between 3-4pm.  Sunday we will hit the trail no later than 10am which should have us off trail between 3-4ish for our drive home.  This timeline allows ample time to explore the area.  Carpooling is suggested, participants will receive a group email to facilitate connecting.

Things to know: 

  • Sign up for this event closes November 5th.
  • We have pre-hiked this trail and feel comfortable with the rating of *Moderate as a challenge rating.
  • November temperatures in this area range from a high of 65* with a low of 35*.  This is your opportunity to experience cool night time temperatures with mild, comfortable temperatures for hiking.
  • You will need `backpacking and hiking gear.  We will provide a gear list with details but the basics include: backpack, tent, sleeping gear, layered clothing, all of your food, snacks and the ability to cary your water.  Participants can plan to share gear to lighten their loads.  We will provide a water filter on the trail to assist you with refills or this would be a good hike to use your own water filter.  If you need help choosing gear or knowing what to choose, we can help you prepare.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:
Refunds will only be given up to November 5th, 2021.  After that, refunds are not given unless there are exceptional circumstances. Dirty Girl Adventures may cancel or modify an event due to weather or conditions. Everyone will receive a refund if that is the reason for the cancellation. We will paddle and hike in cool, rainy or snowy conditions. Cancellation only occurs in severe weather or other dangerous conditions.
What are you paying for?  It’s more than a hike, it’s a group experience! We will build connection with self, nature and each other on this adventure. We will provide any needed instruction, support, guidance and safety information before and during each event. We will be there with you for the duration of the event doing our best to help you remain comfortable and engaged in the adventure.

Details

Start:
November 13 @ 10:00 am
End:
November 14 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$120.00 – $150.00
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DGA

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