8 Day Backpacking in the Green Mountains


August 8th - 16th, 2018  |  $585

Location: Vermont's Green Mountains. The trip may potentially take place on the Vermont section of the Appalachian trail or Vermont's famous Long Trail. Specific trip location and route will be provided by guides.

Description: The most popular routes in the Greens feature rugged mountains, striking natural scenery, and quaint Vermont villages. Expect rolling hills, with periodic peak summits, and stunning views. At night you will see star-spattered skies. You may even get the chance to see Vermont wildlife like moose or a beautiful sunrise.

Activities: Expect world-class backpacking interlaced with seven nights of back country camping.


Day 0: August 8th Trip participants arrive between 11:00AM and 1:00PM at Cornell, trip participants and their guides meet and begin to get to know each other, prepare their belongings for the trip and have a trip dinner (usually at one of the restaurants in Collegetown). Trip participants and their guides sleep on the Arts Quad.
Day 1: The trip is awoken bright and early and departs to the Green Mountains.
Day 8: All trips return to Ithaca for Camp-O-Rama, a closing ceremony and celebration of the Outdoor Odyssey trips. Trip participants clean their gear, share a meal with other trips, and get the chance to meet some of the ~200 other participants.
Move in Day: Friday, August 17th: Trip is shuttled back to Bartels Hall, where the participants return their rented gear as a group. Once all gear is returned, trip participants are free to register at Barton Hall and move into their dorms. Often times, guides will help their trip participants move in.
Physical Activity Level:  The Green Mountains are known for their rolling hills and rugged peaks. Expect periodic climbs interlaced with downhill and flat terrain. Participants will be expected to carry their share of group gear, water for the day, and 8-days worth of food in addition to their personal gear.

Base camping: No

Access to showers or restrooms: No