Fall 2013 – New England upland backpacking trip – Sage’s Ravine, Bear Mountain

October 12-14, 2013
contacts/more info:
Christoph Geiss, Jon Gourley or Joan Morrison

Jon on Bear MountainLimited space available!  Priority will be given to ENVS majors/minors and new students considering the ENVS major.  Limited backpacking equipment is available from ENVS.

Three days/ two nights backpacking/hiking trip to the highest elevations in Connecticut in the southern Berkshires.  Topics will include:

  • Upland New England forest biomes
  • Geology of the Taconic mountain building event
  • Low impact back country camping/cooking.
  • Triple corner of MA, CT and NY…be in three states at once!
  • Highest point on Connecticut – guess what…it’s not the top of a mountain!!??

This year will be the first trip of the new ENVS fall field trip series.  We plan to lead a trip each fall that will feature a new location/ new environment.  Our future trips may explore coastal processes on Cape Cod or watershed management strategies as we paddle the Delaware water gap.   All trips will focus on relevant environmental/ecology/earth science topics as well as outdoor/backcountry living.  These trips will be a taste of what we do on our larger summer field trips.  The cost of this trip is free but you may need to purchase or borrow personal equipment such as backpacks, headlamps and proper clothing.

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