Winter Overnight Backpacking on the Appalachian Trail at Annapolis Rock

8:00am
5:00pm

$350 for REI Members

$370 for non-members

Overview

  • Fitness level 3 Moderate
  • Skill level 2 Intermediate
  • Group size 6 people

Winter is here in Appalachia! Time to hit the trail, and breathe crisp air while backpacking the iconic Appalachian Trail. One of our favorite places during this time of year, enjoy the breathtaking vistas of Annapolis Rock and Black Rock Cliff during the day and warm up at a campfire at night. We'll hike 8 miles round-trip as we use our 3-season backpacking experiences and adapt them to the cold as we enjoy the Appalachian Trail's beauty in the winter. This strenuous backcountry activity is perfect for experienced hikers. You bring the boots and backpack, we'll bring everything else you need to enjoy winter outdoors.

  • Adapt 3 season backpacking knowledge to pack, dress, and prepare for a winter outing
  • Adjusting 3 season camp craft skills to a winter environment, such as: choosing a camp site, camp cooking, water treatment, sanitation, self-care, how to start a fire, and Leave No Trace principles
  • Learn how to dress/layer for cold weather
  • Discover local areas where winter overnight backpacking is available

What to bring with you

Notes

If you have any questions about this class/tour please email us at DC-OS@rei.com or call us at 240.630.1938 M - F 10 am - 5 pm.

Meet at

Rockville REI

910 Rose Ave, North Bethesda, MD 20852

Activity location

Annapolis Rocks
Map image of Annapolis Rocks