Aug 28th - Sept 1st, 2017
Bohemian Comfort - Authentic and true immersive experience! Sleep in tents, eat simple, delicious and healthy food and get cozy and intimate with your fellow Betties! Might have to arrange somethings on your own such as ground transportation or do a more extensive preparation than you might in other trip styles*
Convenient Comfort – Minimum effort on your part! Sleep in a room which you might share with one other Betty, eat prepared meals that are hearty and healthy and prepare minimally as the rest is provided. In most cases, ground transportation is included*
Luxury Comfort - Just show up and the rest is covered. Sleep with comfort in a nice bed with luxury linen, eat gourmet food, drink wonderful wine and get plenty of rest before your full day of adventure. Ground transportation is included and all of your gear is provided*
*Air transportation is not included in Bold Betties adventures
This is a great entry level trip for newcomers or Betties looking build confidence outdoors. Expect 2-5 hours of activity a day on mostly flat or slightly hilly terrain with the occassional steep and/or uneven trail. You'll travel approximately 4-6 miles per day and experience moderate elevation/altitude changes.
Moderately difficult featuring more hills and mountain terrain, but still accessible for Betties inexperienced in outdoor adventure. Expect 4-6 hours of activity covering up to 10 miles a day. Expect steep and uneven trails and altitudes up to 10,000 ft.
Challenging adventures for Betties who are fit adventurers and possess a basic skill set for the outdoors. Expect 5-8 hours of activity per day over a variety of exposed terrain and steep uneven trails. Distances up to 12 miles per day and altitudes up to 14,000 ft.
Designed for the most experienced Betties who are do adventures on a regular basis. You'll be taken to remote locations over exposed, uneven and challenging terrain, requiring 10+ hours of activity per day and distances of 12+ miles. Altitudes could exceed 14,000 ft.
Bold Betties understand how therapeutic and rejuvenating time on the trail is; time with your community, putting one foot in front of the other, earning with every step, your panoramas, your photos and, most importantly, your memories. Hiking the Rogue River Trail is all about relaxing and slowing down. Enjoy four days hiking and three nights in wilderness lodges with soft beds, hot showers and family-style meals. Picture lazily hiking all day before strolling into the lodge, popping off your shoes and grabbing a cold beer or chilly Gatorade and then relaxing in the grass. On the trail, enjoy trekking with only the weight of your camera and water on your back; everything else rides on the raft, freeing you up to focus your energy on taking in the beauty of the canyon and creating memories with your friends.
Originally built in the early 1900s by miners and homesteaders, the Rogue River Trail was the sole way in and out of the canyon for these early explorers. In places, they literally carved the trail into the rock cliffs overlooking the beautiful Rogue River canyon. On your trek you will step in the same places they stepped and, due to the federal protection of the canyon, you will see the same scenery they saw 100 years ago virtually unchanged.
What makes this luxury trip unique is it allows everyone to enjoy the river canyon. With the raft carrying all of your gear and the ability to hop on the raft for an afternoon if your feet need a break, the trail opens up to almost anyone. See the canyon in style, only work as hard as you want, and have the vacation of a lifetime hiking (or sometimes rafting) on the Rogue River Trail in southern Oregon. Sign up today; trips fill up fast.
Once you arrive at the trailhead - EVERYTHING!
Full size beds in double occupancy rooms with private bath (your own room optional for a fee)
freshly prepared meals
Beer and wine
Guides along the trail
The hikers will meet up with the rafts frequently, so you only have to carry a light backpack with some water - you'll have plenty of opportunities to grab a snack, swap layers, refill water throughout the day.
Deposit is $300, total trip cost is $1,099 and does not include transportation to Merlin, OR.
- Duration: 4 days
- Distance: 42 miles
- Start/End: Merlin, Oregon
- Closest Airport: Medford, Oregon
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Who is this trip for: Anyone who loves to hike and loves a beautiful wilderness area and wants to explore a canyon in a unique and inspiring way.