BACKPACKIN’ & WATERFALLIN’ AT BLACK BALSAM, NC

Apr 14 - Apr 16

Overnight Trip

Registration

Opens on Jan 18 12:00 am
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Contact

Jacob Poulalion

jdpoulalion@ufl.edu

Hike down the Art Loeb trail and enjoy the grand vistas Black Balsam has to show you! Located in North Carolina’s Pisgah National Forest, Black Balsam provides breath-taking views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Experience the fresh mountain air on one of our favorite places to backpack! Expect full days of hiking. The trip will leave early in the morning on Friday and return late Sunday evening.

REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • Group camping equipment (tents etc.)
  • All meals (usually vegetarian)
  • TRANSPORTATION
  • Experienced Guides

REGISTRATION DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Personal gear (i.e. sleeping bag, backpack, sleeping pad, headlamp). Feel free to rent outdoor gear from us! Participants get 10% off for their TRiP. More info here: https://recsports.ufl.edu/outdoor-recreation/outdoor-gear-rental/

AMENITIES:

  • Backcountry camping
  • No electricity
  • No running water
  • No flushing toilets
  • No showers

CHALLENGE LEVEL = MEDIUM

This trip includes hiking with a heavy backpack over mountainous terrain with some elevation gains and losses. All CORE trips include instruction on basic backpacking skills, but expect to be challenged physically on this trip.

PRETRIP MEETING:

Your mandatory pre-trip meeting date and time will be listed on your receipt email.

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REFUND POLICY:

  1. Trips can not be transferred.
  2. Trip refunds will be granted only if:
    1. Trip is cancelled by CORE.
    2. A paid replacement has been found.
    3. A $10 base processing charge or 15% of the registration price, whichever is greater, will be assessed.
  3. Replacement requests must be made at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled service offering start date.
  4. Participant has documented medical circumstances preventing participation.

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