Alpenglow Adventure

Alpenglow Adventure

High Trails Adventure - Grades 9-12

This ALL FEMALE High Trails expedition is designed for young women in high school seeking a challenging, exciting, and skills-building two-week wilderness experience! Set along one of the most renowned alpine routes in North America, the Teton Crest Trail. Learn to fly fish with professional guides within informative seminars. Take to the Snake River Canyon by inflatable kayak. This program takes you through areas with spectacular beauty – rugged mountains, alpine meadows, glaciers, and lake basins. Join the next generation of female adventurers with WA this summer!

14 Days

$3,995

  • July 22nd - August 4th
  • Jackson Hole, WY

Day 1-2

Arrive into stunning Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From the moment you get off the plane, it’s clear that you’ve entered the country’s iconographic adventure destination. Your leaders will meet you and the rest of your excited trip mates at the airport and you’ll make the short drive to your first campground, tucked into the Gros Ventre mountains of the Tetons. That first night, you’ ll learn how to set up camp, play games, and get to know each other that first night. The next day, you’ll continue to get acquainted with your group, your gear, and your adventure. You and your group will take the day to prepare for your upcoming backpacking expedition in the Teton Range.

Day 3-10

Your first backcountry adventure as a group: backpacking the famed Teton Crest Trail across the spine of the Tetons. You will begin your trip on the east side of the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park. You will start the trip by traveling shorter distances to build up your trail legs, all while learning the necessary backcountry needed to travel and to live comfortably in the wilderness. These skills will include cooking in the backcountry, minimum impact camping techniques, and map and compass skills. You will camp below peaks such as the Grand Teton and Buck Mountain and swim in cold alpine lakes. You will have layover days in stunningly beautiful areas of the Tetons such as Alaska Basin, where you and your group can rest your legs and take time to really enjoy this breathtaking wilderness.

Traversing the Teton Crest is a fabled backpacking trip that most people only dream about. The diversity of ecosystems, the altitude, and the scenery is unprecedented for most 8-day backcountry treks. The sense of accomplishment that you’ll feel after having traversed one of America’s great mountain ranges is simply unimaginable. More importantly however, are the fun times that you’ll share as a group, miles away from civilization — telling stories around a campfire under the Western night’s sky.  You’ll emerge from the backcountry having made life-long friends with a fantastic group of young women. And there will be even more adventure to come over the next few days.

Day 11-12

It’s time to hang up those hiking boots and spend some time on the river with a rod and reel — that’s right, it’s time to fly fish! Teaming up with the world-famous Orvis fly fishing instructors, you and your group will engage in a special two-day fly fishing course. You’ll learn basic and advanced casting techniques, water reading, nymphing, how to “play” trout and other exciting skills. Of course, you’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of fish biology and the surrounding ecosystem that supports this fun sport.

The next day, we will hit the river in an entirely new fashion – by inflatable kayak! A day of conquering the thrilling class III whitewater rapids through the Snake River Canyon is a bucket list adventure for any outdoorswoman.

Day 13-14

The final full day of your trip will be a relaxing one. Enjoy showers and one more chance for laundry before heading to Jackson to explore for the day. Enjoy a picnic in the town park, pick up a souvenir from a local shop, and try that world-famous Moo’s ice cream! There is some business to attend to as you pack you bags, clean gear, and prepare for your journey home. At the end of the day you’ll enjoy a final banquet meal in town. Always a bittersweet night, you will reflect on the incredible journey you’ve been on and start to feel the excitement of returning home and the sadness of leaving your new friends and wilderness home behind. Before you know it, you’ll be boarding a plane back home with a million memories of your wilderness adventure.

Day 1-2

Arrive into stunning Jackson Hole, Wyoming. From the moment you get off the plane, it’s clear that you’ve entered the country’s iconographic adventure destination. Your leaders will meet you and the rest of your excited trip mates at the airport and you’ll make the short drive to your first campground, tucked into the Gros Ventre mountains of the Tetons. That first night, you’ ll learn how to set up camp, play games, and get to know each other that first night. The next day, you’ll continue to get acquainted with your group, your gear, and your adventure. You and your group will take the day to prepare for your upcoming backpacking expedition in the Teton Range.

Day 3-10

Your first backcountry adventure as a group: backpacking the famed Teton Crest Trail across the spine of the Tetons. You will begin your trip on the east side of the Tetons in Grand Teton National Park. You will start the trip by traveling shorter distances to build up your trail legs, all while learning the necessary backcountry needed to travel and to live comfortably in the wilderness. These skills will include cooking in the backcountry, minimum impact camping techniques, and map and compass skills. You will camp below peaks such as the Grand Teton and Buck Mountain and swim in cold alpine lakes. You will have layover days in stunningly beautiful areas of the Tetons such as Alaska Basin, where you and your group can rest your legs and take time to really enjoy this breathtaking wilderness.

Traversing the Teton Crest is a fabled backpacking trip that most people only dream about. The diversity of ecosystems, the altitude, and the scenery is unprecedented for most 8-day backcountry treks. The sense of accomplishment that you’ll feel after having traversed one of America’s great mountain ranges is simply unimaginable. More importantly however, are the fun times that you’ll share as a group, miles away from civilization — telling stories around a campfire under the Western night’s sky.  You’ll emerge from the backcountry having made life-long friends with a fantastic group of young women. And there will be even more adventure to come over the next few days.

Day 11-12

It’s time to hang up those hiking boots and spend some time on the river with a rod and reel — that’s right, it’s time to fly fish! Teaming up with the world-famous Orvis fly fishing instructors, you and your group will engage in a special two-day fly fishing course. You’ll learn basic and advanced casting techniques, water reading, nymphing, how to “play” trout and other exciting skills. Of course, you’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of fish biology and the surrounding ecosystem that supports this fun sport.

The next day, we will hit the river in an entirely new fashion – by inflatable kayak! A day of conquering the thrilling class III whitewater rapids through the Snake River Canyon is a bucket list adventure for any outdoorswoman.

Day 13-14

The final full day of your trip will be a relaxing one. Enjoy showers and one more chance for laundry before heading to Jackson to explore for the day. Enjoy a picnic in the town park, pick up a souvenir from a local shop, and try that world-famous Moo’s ice cream! There is some business to attend to as you pack you bags, clean gear, and prepare for your journey home. At the end of the day you’ll enjoy a final banquet meal in town. Always a bittersweet night, you will reflect on the incredible journey you’ve been on and start to feel the excitement of returning home and the sadness of leaving your new friends and wilderness home behind. Before you know it, you’ll be boarding a plane back home with a million memories of your wilderness adventure.