Currently there are two types of trips that we offer for LOOP with plans to expand. These trips are designed to challenge not only your physical being, but your mental an emotional one as well. It’s not every day that people decide to up and head into the woods sometimes with nothing more than the pack on their back. Our goal for every trip is to be as self-sufficient as possible, work on leaving the places that we visit better than we found them and be respectful to those around us – we are ambassadors to Lyndon State College after all and there is no better way to leave a positive impression in people’s minds than to be as courteous and upbeat as possible!
Green Mountain Exploration –
This is, after all, the Green Mountain State and we happen to be in the thick of things around here. The Green Mountain trip starts almost at the Canadian border and heads south through 37 miles of the most amazing terrain our mountain chain has to offer. From Jay Peak to Devils Gulch, the portions of the trail we wander through is challenging and rewarding with fantastic places to camp and possibly even swim! Watch the sun ride from the top of a thirty foot fire tower! Wake up on amazing ridgelines and push through sugar bushes on your way south. This trip is fantastic!
Connecticut River Bloat Float –
Don’t be fooled by the name – it was coined by several of the last LOOPers to go on this trip. This trip starts in Canaan, Vermont and follows the wilder sections of the Connecticut River as it separates Vermont from New Hampster – ahem! I mean Hampshire! Run some quick water, see how many bald eagles come out to see you along the river, watch Osprey and Kingfishers spear lunch and dinner or just drift with the current and good conversation. This trip covers roughly 85 miles of our water border with our esteemed neighbor and we’ll see it all! Don’t let the mileage fool you, it is all downhill to the ocean!!
Cost of both trips is $350 per participant.