Discover personal peaks while summiting three of the Appalachian Trail’s most popular mountains: Tinker Cliffs, McAfee Knob, and Dragon’s Tooth. This 3-day, 2-night backpacking experience covers the Virginia Triple Crown section of the A.T. With the guidance of our instructors, you can further develop your backpacking skills and reach your outdoor adventure goals during Peak Performance.
Join fellow adventurers on this trek to discover the seven survival priorities (positive mental attitude, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire, signaling, water, and food) while exploring the nearby Appalachian Trail. Trip preparation happens on Thursday at Mountain Shepherd and includes a review of the survival priorities and an introduction to the basics of backpacking, from finding water and using a stove to hiking with trek poles and fitting your pack. Accept this 3-day, 2-night backcountry challenge and you’ll return to the “frontcountry” feeling confident and capable, having achieved your Peak Performance!