Green Room Outside (GRO)
Backpacking Trips for Women
Something happens when you load up your pack, get outside and start walking down the trail. Your mind & your body start to relax. With each step, the trail reminds us to pay attention, be present & to really notice everything that is around us. And we get 3 days to disengage from the mental chatter &, instead, engage in mindfulness & presence in nature.
"... the trees stir in their leaves and call out, “Stay awhile... It's simple..."
-Mary Oliver When I am Among the Trees
Designed for women, guided by women. We are inspiring, empowering, and supportive to each other. These trips are inclusive of individuals identifying as transgender, non-binary, & gender nonconforming.
CHOOSE YOUR GRO TRIP
We've curated two types of backpacking trips designed to fit various experience and comfort levels. We named them: Immerse & Explore. Immerse is physically less strenuous and a bit more "stop & smell the flowers". Explore is more "giddyup - let's go see what is out there!". Both have a strong mindfulness emphasis - we will prioritize noticing and making ourselves available to the feeling of awe that nature can give us. Immerse & Explore trips take us on the iconic Long Trail & Appalachian Trail in Vermont's Green Mountains. All trips are 2 nights and 3 days, with a maximum of six participants.
IMMERSE TRIPS | stop & smell the flowers
each stretch of our hike begins with a meditation exercise to support presence on the trail | 'awe-hiking'
we will have a simple meditation each morning & evening
coffee/tea & breakfast will be at the edge of beautiful Stratton Pond
we camp in the same place both nights which allows us to leave our heavy gear at the campsite and have a light pack on Day 2
total miles: 17 | Day 1 = 4.5, Day 2 = 8 (with light pack), Day 3 = 4.5
the "immerse" trips are suited for all levels, from the beginner to the advanced
EXPLORE TRIPS | giddyup
each stretch of our hike begins with a meditation exercise to support presence on the trail | 'awe hiking'
we will listen to a mindful/nature inspired poem each morning & before bed
we will sleep at two different camping areas, so will carry our full packs each day
total miles: 20 | Day 1 = 4.5, Day 2 = 11, Day 3 = 4.5
the 'explore' trips are suited for the (active-well trained) beginner - advanced
THE GRO EXPERIENCE:
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We know committing to a backpacking trip takes a leap of faith. Reach out to us with any questions and to help you feel confident that this will be the inspiring experience you're looking for.
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"With no prior experience, I willingly arose at 5am to follow Kimber onto rock and root littered trails in the dark, because she made it sound like an enjoyable and Zen thing to do. My faith has been rewarded 1,000 times since."
J.H., Arlington, MA