2016 Summer Adventure Info
Reservations have been made for Gifford Woods State Park, closest camping area to Killington Mt. http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/gifford.htm
It is wilderness camping and the sites have no hookups yet there is a clean modern bathroom/shower facility close to sites. Showers require quarter coins 50 cents =5 min.
A pond located across street, best for canoeing/kayaking although adventurous might want to try swimming.
We have sites T14 reserved for 2 nights 7/29 and 7/30.
Sites T15; T16; T17 are reserved for 3 nights, 7/28-7/30.
Sites are adjacent, level and roomy.
4 people per site included in paid fees, we can have up to 8/site, will be additional $5charge each person above the 4 allowed. Price per person for camping will be determined by how many people actually show up and for how many nights they stay. We will divide up the cost on site once we know exactly how many people arrive.
Agenda is as follows:
Meet at FIT at 9:00 for a 9:15 departure. We will stop on the way up to hike Queechee Gorge, an easy relatively flat hike. We can have lunch here as well. If you don’t plan to leave Concord with us and want to meet here, we expect to arrive around 10:45-11:00. http://www.vtstateparks.com/htm/hikingtrails.htm#startQuechee
Check in at the campground is 2:00, so we should be pretty close to that once finished with the hike and lunch.
Once we get checked in and set up, people can explore local hiking, biking and paddling areas or just relax around the campground.
Those that are interested will head to the Killington Adventure Park http://www.killington.com/site/summer The park has a bunch of cool things to do; you can purchase individual items or buy a day pass for $69 that includes the following:
- Beast Mountain Coaster, 3 rides
- SkyeRide, 2 rides
- Skye Ropes Course, 2-hours
- SkyeJump, 1 session
- Terra-Maze, unlimited runs
- Tubing, 2 runs
- Shooter Soaker, 1 session
- Snowshed scenic lift ride, round trip
Eric McNeil will be practicing and performing his qualifying runs for Sunday’s Downhill Mt. Bike Race. It is free to spectate, so those that are interested can hike around the mountain to find cool vantage points to watch these crazies huck themselves off of cliffs!
If this doesn’t interest you, feel free to explore the beauty that is the VT landscape!
Pack up and head home with some cool new memories!
We’ve got space for a few more people, so let us know if you’d like to come up even if it’s for a night or two!