• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

Bear’s Den Lodge AT Overnight Retreat-Fall color hike, Sunset at the overlook!

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Date(s) - November 5, 2016 - November 6, 2016
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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We have reserved 20 beds in Bear’s Den Lodge (along the Appalachian Trail) on Mt. Weather for the weekend of November 5 and 6!

http://www.bearsdencenter.org/

We will have a flexible schedule so that you can join us for all our part of this retreat at the very height of fall color on the Appalachian Trail. The Bear’s Den Lodge is a beautiful, historical landmark in our area and I am so grateful this weekend was still open.

We will begin our retreat on Saturday, November 5th at 11:00 am and conclude our gathering on Sunday, November 6th after lunch together.

11:00-12:30 pm We will start with a welcome overview then a meditative hike on the Bear’s Den Nature Trail ending that experience by relaxing at the beautiful overlook. We will return to the Lodge camping area to build a campfire and roast some hot dog (meat and vegetarian) together for lunch.

12:45-2:45 pm We do a two+ mile round trip hike to the beautiful Spout Run stream including a time of quiet reflection along the three small tributaries.

3:30-4:30 pm We will have free time to lounge around and enjoy the Hostel and the lovely grounds. 

 
There will be a campfire along with Corn Hole, Badminton and Jarts to enjoy together or you can simply rest in solitude on your own camp chair or on one of our tarps. 

5:00-5:45 – We will prepare our campfire meal together and enjoy the meal together in the Lodge. 

5:45-6:30 pm After dinner we will walk a few hundred yards to the Bear’s Den Overlook along the AT to watch the sunset together. 

7:00-9:00 pm We will then enjoy some roasted apples and S’mores and pop some popcorn over the campfire. We will conclude the campfire time with a couple of classic nature stories before we head in to the Lodge for our night’s rest. You may bring a board game to play inside the Lodge if you are so inclined.

8:30-The next morning we will enjoy breakfast together in the Lodge engaging the practice of mindful eating together.

9:30-11:00 am We will offer a gentle meditative hike on the Appalachian Trail or the option of relaxing and meditating at the beautiful Bear’s Den Overlook.

We will conclude our retreat with the option of lunch together at the historical Horseshoe Curve Restaurant across the street https://www.facebook.com/Horseshoecurve/.  There are also some great restaurants to enjoy in Round Hill or Purcelville on your way home.

The following is the rate list for the hostel bunk beds. 
Bunk Rooms (includes shower, linens, blankets and towels)
$23 per person (drive in) We will have a retreat team purchase food supplies with vegetarian and gluten free options for dinner and breakfast. The cost of food will be $27 per person. Making the total due on arrival $50.00 per person (drive in).

You may bring a sleeping bag and pillow but linens are included. You will also need a flash light, water and snacks for the hikes.

Please make $50 check to Crossroads Imagine and mail to 20375 Blueridge Mountain Rd., Paris, VA.

There are only 20 bunk beds available so we are limited to 20 persons this weekend.

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