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Our 2018 Christen HAB menu will have two trek programs for you and your unit to choose from and BOTH will allow Scouts, who complete the treks, to be eligible for the 50-miler award.
- The New River Trek – This is a 50-mile paddle trip on the New River. You will navigate the upper portion of the river in inflatable kayaks (one or two-man) called “duckies”. This portion of the river includes Class I to III rapids. The final whitewater day in the Lower Canyon is a rafting experience and includes Class III to V rapids (WOO! Prepare to get wet!). Crews camp along the river through the New River Gorge while a gear boat (raft) accompanies the group to transport gear and food. Click on the link at the beginning for more information.
- SBR Mountain Bike Trek – This is 50+ miles of backpacking style travel on bikes, “bikepacking”. With five days of travel, all gear and food for the week is carried on the bikes. Trails will include a mixture of singletrack, doubletrack and a small amount of gravel or paved road. Most of the trails are easy to intermediate in difficulty with some optional expert routes and sections. Vertical climbs are mostly 600’ or less with two challenging climbs of around 1000 vertical feet (WHEW!). We will also throw in some stunning views free of charge! Click on the link at the beginning for more information.
Now, with regards to the Mountain Bike Trek. We want YOUR help in coming up with the best name for this new program. Below is a submission form for you to put in your contact information and program name idea. Take a look at the webpage for the program description, read through the material, and let those creative juices flow!
Let’s see what awesome names you guys can come up with!!