High School Girl's Backpacking Expedition

WHO: High School Girls Ages 15-19.

WHAT: Come experience the trip of a lifetime with COR Expeditions this July! Join other high school girls from around the country to challenge yourself by climbing one of Wyoming’s peaks, learn backcountry skills, enjoy the beauty of the wilderness, create lasting friendships, and strengthen your relationship with God by spending extended time in His Creation. Get a taste of the silence and solitude of the mountains that fosters intimacy with God through reflection, prayer, and spiritual discussions. All experience levels are welcome, and gear and instruction will be provided.

WHEN: July 18-26, 2020

WHERE: The Wind River Mountains near Pinedale, Wyoming.

HOW MUCH: $880+ cost of travel to Denver, CO

WHAT’S INCLUDED: The cost of the trip includes everything needed from the beginning to the end of the course, including pick up and drop-off at the airport in Denver, CO. We provide professional guides, camping arrangements, rental equipment, technical gear,  food, and more!  A specific gear and packing list will be provided upon enrollment. Students are asked to bring some personal items such as clothing, hiking boots, and hygiene items and are able to borrow additional required items from our equipment center.

TRAVEL DETAILS: Students are responsible for the cost of their own airfare or other transportation to and from the start/end of the course at the Denver airport. More details regarding making your travel arrangements will be provided upon registration.

EXPERIENCE: No previous experience backpacking is necessary – our professional instructors will teach you how to do it all!

ITINERARY:

  • Saturday – Pickup in Denver at 11am and drive to Pinedale, WY for evening Mass
  • Sunday – Rock Climbing, Gear Issue, Pack Backpacks, Initial Backpacking Lessons
  • Monday – Start Backpacking. In general, you will hike 4-6 miles per day and one day will include a peak attempt.
  • Tuesday – Backpacking
  • Wednesday – Backpacking
  • Thursday – Peak Attempt/Backpacking
  • Friday – Backpacking
  • Saturday – Last day of Backpacking
  • Sunday – 8am Mass in Pinedale and drive back to Denver

MORE INFORMATION: Email us at info@CORexpeditions.org  or call 307-335-4334.

COR Expeditions and Wyoming Catholic College continue to monitor the COVID-19 virus as it evolves. We are drawing from various sources to make prudent decisions on behalf of our ministry, our staff, and our participants. These sources include the CDC, the U.S. State Department, the Wyoming governor, a panel of over 20 professional outdoor program directors, the Association of Experiential Education, and various doctors including an expert on infectious diseases.

Based on our current information, COR will be running a limited number of courses in June and is currently planning to run over 25 courses in July and August. We have been approved by the US Forest Office and various counties in Wyoming and Colorado to operate trips this summer. We have come up with creative solutions for running trips this summer such as having instructors cook instead of having students cook their own food, wearing masks when in close proximity but not wearing masks when hiking and climbing or whenever keeping our distance in camp, devising alternative sleeping arrangements to avoid sharing tight spaces in a tent, implementing stricter hygiene protocols, and more. In order to best accommodate our clients, COR is providing 100% refunds for anyone who needs to cancel due to COVID-19. Two weeks prior to all courses participants will receive an update on our COVID-19 plan for that specific trip. If you have any questions about our COVID-19 plan for this summer feel free to email us at info@CORexpeditions.org