Experience the beauty of the Appalachians on our hiking adventures for girls. Join our experienced leaders for weeklong camping trips in the backcountry. Learn the essentials of Leave-No-Trace backpacking and camping while enjoying the calm beauty of the Southern Appalachians and learning about this distinctive environment. We will typically hike between five and ten miles each day, and in addition to time set aside for reflection and writing, we will also practice the art of navigation and orienteering, with introductory lessons on the unique ecology and geology of the Appalachians. This hiking adventure is a wonderful way for young women to gain self-confidence in an outdoor setting while in the company of enthusiastic leaders who are knowledgeable, accomplished thru-hikers and skilled backcountry travelers.