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Slate Run

Backpacking on the Black Forest Trail

Come backpacking in beautiful Pine Creek - just north of campus. We'll hike a section of the popular Black Forest Trail. Transportation, food and gear provided! No experience necessary.

Registration closes Apr 01, 2024, 1:30 AM EDT

Backpacking on the Black Forest Trail
Backpacking on the Black Forest Trail

When & Where

Apr 06, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Apr 07, 2024, 4:00 PM EDT

Slate Run, Slate Run, PA 17769, USA

About the Experience

Overview

Join us for a backpacking trip on the Black Forest Trail, in the Pine Creek region. All gear, food, and transportation is provided. We'll backpack a 10-15 mile section of the trail.

Location

We'll first meet at our Basecamp on Bucknell's campus. From there we'll commute up north to the trail head.

*GoogleMaps link provided

Pre-Trip Meeting: TBD  (Trip leader will reach out with info via email)

Field Session: 04/06/2024 - 4/07/2024

Saturday, April 6th:

  • 9:00 AM - Meet at our Basecamp on Bucknell's campus.
  • 9:30 AM - Depart for the Black Forest Trail.
  • 11:00 AM - Arrive at park and start hiking. Break for lunch.
  • Afternoon/evening: Arrive at campsite for the night. Set up camp, stargaze, hangout, and eat dinner!

Sunday, April 7th:

  • Morning - Wake up. Breakfast. Pack up camp. Hike out! Break for lunch.
  • 2:30 PM - Arrive back to the vehicles. Depart for campus.
  • 4:00 PM - Arrive back to campus. Pack in.

What's Provided?

  • Some clothing as needed (rain jacket/pants, insulated jacket, baselayers)
  • Camping gear (sleeping bag, tent, headlamp, etc.)
  • Saturday breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Sunday morning breakfast, lunch, and snacks.
  • Transportation to/from
  • Instruction and support from trip leaders.

What To Bring

  • Clothing that's comfortable to camp in (e.g. athletic type clothing  that can get dirty, etc.)
  • Rain jacket (just in case)
  • Insulated warm clothing layers
  • Warm beanie
  • Hiking boots or a pair of sturdy sneakers
  • Small backpack or duffel bag to keep personal items in
  • Personal water bottle
  • A hat
  • Sunglasses

Cost

This trip is complimentary (FREE / NO COST) to Bucknell students.

Registration Information

This trip is open enrollment to all current Bucknell students. A Bucknell ID number is required to register.

Cancellations & No Shows

Complimentary (FREE) OEL Trips & Outings provided to Bucknell students have limited capacity. If a student signs up and doesn’t show for the program, it’s disruptive for everyone involved and takes away from other student’s experience.

We understand that things come up and life happens. We get it. We simply ask that you notify us at least 48 hours after your pre-trip meeting (approximately 1 week in advance of a Trip or Outing) and let us know of your cancellation. You can do this by going back to our Portal and clicking on the “CONTACT” button in the upper right of the screen.

Failure to contact us of your cancellation in this predetermined timeframe is noted by the OEL Admin Team. After 3 instances (not showing up or canceling less than a week prior to the trip 3 times), a student will not be allowed to register for future OEL Trips & Outings here at Bucknell.

Registration closes Apr 01, 2024, 1:30 AM EDT

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