Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV Backpack

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Dolly Sods Wilderness, WV Backpack


October 4-8, 2018

This trip is a 5 day, 4-night trip that starts in Thomas, West Virginia at the Purple Fiddle Hostel as the first night and finishes with four days and three nights in the Dolly Sods Wilderness. Dolly Sods has many "rooms" including Hemlock groves, "sods" made up of heathland, blueberry shrubs, and cranberry bogs, as well as spruce forests, and rocky outcrops; making it one of the most diverse and awe-inspiring places to explore in the east. Sitting on one of the largest plateaus in the eastern United States, it resembles parts of northern Canada with flagged spruce trees, wide open views, crystal clear streams, and falls. The environment is unique as its story. Being logged, burned, and bombed, Dolly Sods has recovered into something very remarkable. Dolly Sods is outside of cell phone service and is void of light and sound pollution - providing a clearing for star gazing and wandering. Registration is required.

Here is a link for more information, an itinerary, and a packing list.

Fee:$695 per participant, includes all meals, group gear, and guidance/facilitation for the trip (Note: this is the actual cost to us as an organization, but if you really want to go and can't afford it, contact us and we'll figure something out. We're committed to figuring out a way for folks to get the renewal they need.)

Registration and Payment Information:

After registering, we will send you a follow-up email later with links to fill out the Registration Information, which includes: Personal Information, Pre-trip Questions, Emergency Contact Information, and Insurance Verification.

Once you've completed the very short Registration Information the trip will be added to your "CART". Click on "CART" in the top right and you will be directed to the payment process. Follow the prompts to select your preferred payment. 

If you are registering 45+ days prior to the starting date of the trip you can pay the non-refundable 25% deposit at checkout by using promo code: DEPOSIT. We will then invoice you for the remaining balance 45 days prior to the starting date of your trip. 

If you are registering within 45 days of the starting date of your trip the full balance is due at the time of registration.

For payment schedule and cancellation policy see our Terms and Conditions. 

If you have any questions at all about the registration process, please drop us a line:


Phone: (207)200-3494

Mail: 1 Forest Ave 2A Portland ME 04101

After you have completed the registration process we will contact you to confirm receipt of your payment, and to guide you through the preparation process.

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