LGBTQ+ Great Basin Adventure

Duration

4

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

8

Languages

English

Pricing

Base Trip Cost: $1750 / per person ($300 deposit)
There is a two person minimum requirement

Overview

Thursday, Sep. 26th, 2024 – Sunday Sep. 29th, 2024

Situated on the Utah/Nevada state line, Great Basin National Park is one of the least visited parks in the lower 48. Come join a crew of fellow LGBTQ+ identifying humans for a long weekend of hiking among golden aspens, stargazing between the pines, and holding space for truth & friendship. Explore the famous Lehman Caves and have a summit bid for Wheeler peak. This weekend will be guided by professionals who also identify as queer.

Trip Style & Difficulty Level

Style: Basecamp, otherwise known as car camping.

We will keep our camping equipment setup at a local campground and go on day hikes.

Level of difficulty: 3.5/5

We will be day hiking between 3.5—8 miles each day.

This trip is rated 3.5 due to elements of elevation and the possible summit of Wheeler Peak which is 8.1 miles round-trip and challenging.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Salt Lake City

Arrive to your hotel in SLC and settle in. Pre-departure group meeting at 5p. Location will be announced.

Day 2: Tour Lehman Caves

Drive to 3.5 hours Great Basin National Park. Once arrived, we will have lunch and explore the Visitor Center. After lunch, enjoy a ranger led tour of Lehman Caves. Finally, let’s settle into our camp and relax.

Day 3: Hiking the Great Basin

Rise early today for a beautiful hike among the famous Bristlecone pine trees. At 4.7 miles, this is a great introductory hike to understanding the ecosystem of Great Basin. In the evening, we will attend a ranged led stargazing program.

Day 4: Hike to Wheeler Peak

Today we wake to coffee and sunrise colors on the Aspen trees. Today is our big 8.1 mile summit hike to Wheeler Peak. No matter how far we get as a team, we guarantee an epic celebration dinner back at camp!

Day 5: Return to Salt Lake City

After our huge day yesterday, we take it easy on a short hike to visit two beautiful alpine lakes. After that, its back to Salt Lake City!

All transportation to and from Great Basin National Park
All park entrance fees
All meals, snacks, and post-hike fizzy drinks
Custom OM swag
Small group experience
Professional wilderness guides who are certified first responders and knowledgeable about the local flora and fauna
20 L day hiking packs
Sleeping bag
Inflatable sleeping mat
Tent
Group kitchen
First Aid Kit
Emergency Communication Device

Airport transportation to Salt Lake hotel
Alcohol
Clothing & personal toiletries
Water bottles and headlamp
Trekking Poles
Guide Gratuity (10-20% of trip cost suggested)

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