Thu, Jun 17|
Big Branch Wilderness
BIPOC Forest Bathing Immersion - June
Spend 4 days and 3 nights on the Long Trail in Mount Tabor, VT and learn the basics of backpacking, fire building, knot tying, and navigation, through a forest bathing lens while reclaiming your ancestral relationship to land and place.
Where & When
Jun 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – Jun 20, 2021, 6:00 PM
Big Branch Wilderness, Mt Tabor, VT 05739, USA
These programs are intended for ages 18+
COVID-19 Safety Protocols:
-Negative COVID-19 test taken at least 3 weeks prior to trip
-Health screen day of trip
This trip is based on a $275-525 sliding scale to support operating costs. If you would like to sponsor a ticket for someone please purchase a second ticket with "Sponsorship" in the comments. Donations for scholarships can also be made on our Donation Page. Please contact Raei@the-rusty-anvil for scholarship information.
These trips are for beginners, advanced backpackers, and everyone in between.
The forest bathing immersion is centered around BIPOC individuals in their journey towards reclamation and reconnection to the natural world. These immersions offer opportunity to experience the healing benefits of the natural world through various mindfulness-based forest bathing activities and space to engage in collaborative activities and conversation that build connection with human and more-than-human kin. Participants also learn naturalist skills that empower them to take wilderness trips in confidence. Participants learn skills such as how to set up tents, pack a backpacking pack, navigate with and without a compass, start a fire, tie knots, and identify various plants and trees in community with other BIPOC individuals. These immersions are intended to bridge the gap between marginalized communities and nature, and offer safe spaces to connect to the natural world.
Accessibility & Logistics:
Trail: Long Trail, Big Branch Wilderness, Mount Tabor VT
day 2: 1.1 miles 150 ft elelvation gain
day 3: 6 miles 1,093 ft evelation gain
day 4: 7 miles 640 ft elevation gain
The nature of hiking and backpacking (heavy lifting, distanced hikes, crouching, bending, etc) and the terrain of this specific location makes acessibility to this specific event limited. We are working to ensure these trips are accesbile to everyone.
Meals will be determined based on participants needs including allergies and food preferences.
**Due to safety concerns for the group, we do not disclose specific sleeping locations prior to registration. I understand this may cause some concerns/ feelings around uncertainty for folks looking to register and want to respect what may arise. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more details and information before registration.**
Here is a general itinerary for our time together. General intinerary is subject to change based on the group's needs.
Day 1: Diving into the skills : packing, tents, fire, acountability
Day 2: On the trail : landing in the body and connecting with the land
Day 3: Community time & activities, forest bathing activies.
Day 4: Pack up & head out, hike to summit, share council/ debrief.
WHAT IS PROVIDED TO YOU:
- gear (your own tent, backpacks, sleepings bags, sleeping pads, bowl, cup, etc).
- food and snacks
- transportation to/from trailhead (will need one volunteer to caravan)
WHAT IS NOT PROVIDED TO YOU:
- transportation to/from meeting location
- personal gear (clothes, shoes, toiletries, etc)
Please contact Raei@the-rusty-anvil.land if you need support with clothing. A packing list will be sent upon registration.
June 17-20 ticket
Early bird ticket
available until Jan 1, 2021