Shenandoah Backpacking Trip

Friday, May 3, 2024

Sunday, May 5, 2024

Shenandoah National Park

Intermediate

Backpacking

$250

Shajeeah Mumtaz

Join us on a 3 day trek to explore the backcountry of Shenandoah. We will wander past cascading waterfalls, camp and backpack along the Appalachian Trail, enjoy sunsets with smores and hot chocolate, and fall asleep under a sky full of stars. We will meet at REI (Fairfax, VA) to do a gear check and pick up any last minute supplies before heading to the national park! The precise locations will be released to all confirmed participants.

Unfortunately, we're sold out for this trip. Join the waitlist below, and we'll reach out if spots open up!

This trip is rated moderate. Participants should be capable of hiking 4-6 miles everyday, with up to 1400 ft elevation while carrying packs weighing 30-40 lbs. 

Planned Itinerary:

Day 1 - 4 miles; 1400 ft elevation gain 

Day 2 - Part 1 - 3.4 miles; 640 ft with full pack. Part 2 - to summit Hawksbill, we will not carry our full packs, only stoves, water, and food. This portion will be 2.5 miles return trip, 630 ft elevation gain. 

Day 3 - 5.5 miles; 1024 ft gain

When you click RSVP above, you will be taken to our booking platform to fill out the registration form. You will also be asked to submit the initial $100 non-refundable deposit (which covers part of the total trip cost) to confirm your spot. Please note: this trip will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and most of our trips fill up within a few days. This is also not a wilderness certification or training course.

Shajeeah Mumtaz

Trip Lead

Shajeeah is a Pakistani Muslim-American photographer and an outdoors adventure explorer. She comes alive in places that make her feel small, and is passionate about the preservation and conservation of the wilderness and the wildlife. She has backpacked in 8 states, including Yosemite and Maine’s iconic 100-Mile Wilderness, and has trekked ~500 miles of the Appalachian Trail. Recently, she summited a volcano in Ecuador and swam with 6-feet-long sea turtles and all colors of underwater reef life in the Galapagos Islands. When she is home, she is chasing her interstellar dreams as a test lead and engineer on NASA’s Roman Space Telescope.

What's Included

This trip includes two nights in Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Campsite Reservation for the first night, shelter for the second night, park fees and permits, campfire items, and smores for our weekend adventures! We will be providing shared double tents but you are responsible for all of your personal backpacking gear, food, and clothes. We will be sharing a thorough packing list and will help you prepare before the trip. We will not be providing transportation but will help coordinate carpools for our participants.

This trip includes two nights in Shenandoah National Park, Big Meadows Campsite Reservation for the first night, shelter for the second night, park fees and permits, campfire items, and smores for our weekend adventures! We will be providing shared double tents but you are responsible for all of your personal backpacking gear, food, and clothes. We will be sharing a thorough packing list and will help you prepare before the trip. We will not be providing transportation but will help coordinate carpools for our participants.

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