The Appalachian Trail follows the rocky spine of the Appalachia Mountains for over 2,000 miles from Maine to Georgia. The halfway point of the AT is close to Gettysburg in the nearby Michaux State Forest. The trip will follow this local section of the AT, five to ten miles a day, through pine forests, mountain laurel lowlands, and jagged mountain tops. You will pass multiple lakes, abandoned ruins, state parks, AT Shelters, and a new Appalachian Trail Museum. Experience the adventure of long distance hiking in your new backyard!
This trip is self-contained. Students will camp in tents, cook their own food on camp stoves, and practice backcountry hygiene (no access to bathroom facilities).
REGISTRATION FOR ASCENT IS PART OF YOUR FIRST YEAR DASHBOARD REGISTRATION - BEGINNING ON MAY 22.
Who can go?
Trips are open to all first year and transfer Gettysburg College students.
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