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Adventures in VA State Parks: Wake-Up with the Wild Ponies (1- or 2-night options)

Fri Jun 15, 10:00 AM - Sun Jun 17, 2:00 PM
Grayson Highlands State Park Map

Join us for a 1 (or 2) night experience backpacking on the Appalachian Trail. Participants will hike through Grayson Highlands State Park, home of the famous wild ponies. We'll camp near Mt. Rogers (the highest point in Virginia)! The 1-night option (Saturday night) is a wonderful, easy introduction to backpacking for those who have never tried it before. The 2-night option (Friday & Saturday night) is available for those with at least one backpacking trip under their belts.

Backpacks, tents, stoves and other equipment are provided; making this an inexpensive way to discover the joys of backpacking (and ponies)!

A mandatory pre-planning session will be held on Saturday, June 9 in a central location; must be able to attend. 

Participants may attend as individuals.

Date/Time: Friday, June 15, 10 AM - Sunday, June 17, 2 PM
Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson
$20 for 1-night option; $30 for 2-night option (most gear and food provided)
Patch Included: Hiking the Appalachian Trail badge (council-own badge)
Registration Opens: April 20, 2018
Registration Closes: May 31, 2018
To Register: send Adventurers Event Registration (#2277), clearly mark registration as 1-night or 2-night, and check (made payable to "Adventurers-Girl Scout Troop 1912") to:

Debbie Clark
6661 Christopher Dr.
Roanoke, VA 24018

Questions: Chris Wilson, 757-202-3331 or

Note: optional Adventurers in Virginia State Parks patch available for $2; optional Adventurers patch available for $2; optional Adventurers t-shirt available for $12; optional Adventurers bandanna for $5.