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Backpacking in the Hercules – Glades Wilderness

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

$185.00 – $225.00

Join us for a night and 2 days on trail in the Hercules- Glades Wilderness located inside the Mark Twain National Forest.

“Hercules Glades Wilderness Area is 12,413 acres of the most scenic and unique country in the Midwest.  It’s combination of open grassland, forested knobs, steep rocky hillsides, and narrow drainages offers unusual beauty and a measure of solitude within easy reach of wilderness lovers.”

We will be backpacking a 10 mile loop trail which is rated as moderately challenging with uneven, rocky trail surfaces and steep incline/decline as well as some water crossings.  Elevation gain can range from 600 to 1200 feet depending on our route.

WHEN:  11am Saturday May 28th ending on Sunday May 29th by 2pm ish…

Optional overnight at the trailhead on Friday May 27th

WHERE: Hercules – Glades Wilderness, near Bradleyville, Missouri

CARPOOLING:  is recommended – we will assist in coordinating this. 

WHAT: Backpacking 10 miles – we will pack in 5 miles on Saturday, camp on the trail and pack out Sunday.  

GEAR:  You will need to bring all of your own gear, we will provide a gear list.  We have all of the gear needed available for sale at the shop if you are in need.  We can also help you rent/borrow gear.   We can assist you in assessing, fitting or otherwise adjusting your gear.   Email us with questions:  adventure@dirtygirladventures.net

FOOD and WATER:  You will bring your own food and snacks.  Bring your water filter if you have one – this is a good opportunity to practice using your filter.  We will provide use of our favorite filter, the Platypus Gravity Filter,  to ensure that everyone has clean water.

WHO:  This event is for women only.  You don’t need to be a DGA Club member to participate.

GUIDES:  Dirty Mutha Denise and Dirty Girl Lorraine

What are you paying for:    For hiking and backpacking events, we have a Lead Guide for the adventure. Her job is to set the pace of the hike and stop for breaks at regular intervals. DGA also provides a sweep, who hikes at the back of the pack. Her job is to problem solve any struggles customers are having and support them through the adventure. All DGA guides monitor trail and weather conditions in advance and during the event to promote safety, and continually monitor participants to ensure all is well. Guides have significant experience on the trail and in supporting a group along the way. DGA also fosters an environment of “No Dirty Girl left behind” i.e. non competitive, supportive adventure, with opportunities to meet and get to know like minded people! Guides frequently share historical information about the region as well as information regarding the local plants, animals, etc. The guide is also equipped with first aid materials and the ability to call for emergency extraction.

Dirty Girl Adventures Event Refund Policy:     Refunds are given up to two weeks before the date of the event no questions asked. 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.


May 27 @ 5:00 pm
May 29 @ 5:00 pm
$185.00 – $225.00
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