Misty Slopes

Green Room goes outside 2022
 

What happens when you put on a pack and start walking...

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Dates | $ TBD

3 trip options | 4 participants max

August 17-19

September 14-16

September 28-30

$/trip

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Where | Features

Trails | SW Vermont including portions of the stunning Long Trail & iconic Appalachian Trail. Trail head approx. 3-4 hrs from Arlington, MA

Loop | We will hike a beautiful loop making the most of our experience.

Views | a good view is not only awesome, it is like delicious frosting on the cupcake that hiking is. We will summit Stratton Mtn and have the option to climb a fire tower! As if hiking weren't enough.

Fancy features | a pond, wooden walkways, beautiful stepping stones, fun bridge/creek crossing, colorful leaves, seasonal flowers, ruffly fungus - fancy stuff is everywhere out here. 

Adventure | when we go out, we let go of our lists, our planners & our being in charge-ness. All we have to do is walk & notice our surroundings. We let ourselves be open & available to all the beauty, wildness & newness that is around us. We will not know exactly what it will feel like, look like, be like. We remain open & enthusiastic - it is exciting! We get to have an adventure

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Included

  • breakfast, coffee, dinner, desert

  • group cooking/eating gear

  • group first aid kit

  • water filter, water purification system 

  • gear list (essentials & optional) & support in what/where to purchase or rent gear

  • training tips to prepare for hike

  • monthly local hikes (Middlesex Fells or similar) from May - Oct to meet & train (optional)

  • free participation in weekly mindfulness meditation practice - Monday eve's 6:30-7 (optional)

  • coordination of accommodations | primitive backcountry shelter or tent

  • tent rental option

  • more TBD

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You bring

  • backpack (I may have a rental option)

  • tent (or rent one of mine)

  • sleeping bag

  • sleeping pad

  • all gear on essential gear list

  • lunch/snacks

  • you carry your portion of "included" gear: utensils, food, tent (if you rent), water filter 

  • more TBD

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Testimonials 

"Kimber has a unique combination of physical and mental agility, warmth and compassion, and absolute passion for the natural world - all of which she brings to her many outdoor endeavors.  She is consistently well organized and safety conscious, but she also remains open to spontaneity and - always - joy.  She is a wonderful leader who makes every participant feel welcomed, challenged, and supported.  I would go on any trip she leads"!

- DaGoat, Lexington MA

"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".

JH - Arlington, MA

"Kimber is a wonderful companion for trips long and short. I have trained for trail- based adventures with Kimber on many trails for many hours at a time, and look forward to it every time! Not only is she fun - she's patient, knowledgeable AND inspirational." 

Dana Christensen, Bend OR 

"Kimber opened my eyes to the beauty and meditative quality of trail running. Running on the trails with Kimber showed me, a long time road runner and newbie trail runner, that I don’t need earbuds, music, other distractions while running.   She taught me to tune into and appreciate what is around me. She is such an inspiration. I am so looking forward to hiking in the mountains with Kimber!”

Carolyn Tiffany, Arlington MA

"Kimber has an amazing ability to take time to notice the beauty around us on the trail, while at the same time motivating us to keep going and exploring. Every time we see some kind of amazing trail, creature or natural formation, while at the same time getting exercise and enjoying the company of others." 

C.S., Arlington MA 

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Me 

I am fortunate to have grown up with a mother & an aunt who took me hiking & camping (in the west) throughout my child & young adulthood. In turn, I took my kids outside - they were sleeping in a tent before they could walk. In my adulthood, I have added trail running, walking meditation on nature trails, snow shoeing, backcountry skiing/skinning, & backpacking. Anything that gets me out and on a nature tail. I fell madly love with the trails of Vermont when I thru-hiked the Long Trail (272miles) in 2017 with my daughter. Since then I have taken any willing friend or family member out with me - or joined others on their favorite trails of New England. In addition to my experience and enthusiasm, I am CPR certified and have my Wilderness First Aid certificate. I absolutely love walking on the trail - the self-sufficiency of having everything I need in my pack & on my body - & the feeling of adventure that comes as I heighten all of my senses & know that I am part of something larger than myself. 

Get Out

& see what's happening.