Patrick Clark
Patrick C


Hiking · Asheville, NC, United States
  • 3 days
  • 1 - 8 people
  • Easy
$300Per Person
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We begin the trip with an easy five mile hike with spectacular views of crashing falls and pools with fresh mist and the sound of thundering water filling the air. We make camp along the Creek under towering pine and hemlocks where we relax for the evening. The next two days we have our choice of dayhikes depending on the mood and desires of the group. We learn basic backpacking technique and gear selection. The goal is to relax and to develop individual self sufficiency and ease of being outdoors in all different climate conditions. Topics we will cover in instructional sessions: dressing for the weather sleeping gear how to fit and pack the pack map reading and navigation technique tent/tarp philosophy and technique how to relax and connect with nature group etiquite personal hygiene using no trace philosophy
By appointment.
I provide my many years of outdoor living and leadership training, combined with my deep love of nature to create a rich and powerful experience. I grew up in this area and I share my knowledge of the natural and cultural history.
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Tent/tarp
  • First aid supplies
  • Food and cooking utensils
  • Maps and field guides
  • Clothing (base layer, insulation layer, shell)
  • Boots
  • Rain protection
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Water bottle
  • Flashlight
I am a wellness and nutritional coach and I will be teaching how to make delicious health giving food which prepares our bodies for the rugged outdoor life. I am an outdoor writer and you can get to know me at my blog:
Full refund 2 days prior to tour.
66 Westgate Parkway (Earth Fare Parking lot)
  • Day 1
    Drive to trailhead and set up camp at group campground. Debrief on what the next day will bring and prepare our gear. Cook supper and enjoy time together around the fire or alone in your tent.
  • Day 2
    Hike easy five miles to basecamp. Make camp. Enjoy the mist and water there or go off on a short dayhike. Prepare supper and enjoy an evening together around the campfire.
  • Day 3
    Hike a loop trail which includes part of the A.T. and takes us to beautiful vistas and back down again. We will have a group teaching session which helps each person share and process what they are experiencing as well as answer questions of how to increase skills and ease in outdoor living and adventure.
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Per Person
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