Pennsylvania: Laurel Highlands
Feeling ambitious? Do you work with athletes and students who like to move? The 70-mile Laurel Highlands National Scenic Trail ranges from easy to strenuous and can be hiked in various section lengths. Bring your tent or stay in shelters and enjoy deep discussions around the campfire.
Destination: Laurel Highlands, Pennsylvania
Activities: Backpacking, hiking
Day 1: Warm up with a six-mile stretch from the southern tip to the Ohiopyle trail shelter. Enjoy the evening together and introduce your theme.
Day 2: Go big today with a beautiful 12-mile hike along the ridge.
Day 3: Skip the next shelter for a lengthy but less strenuous day, peaking at the highest point near Seven Springs Ski Resort and enjoying the view from Kooser Lookout Tower.
Day 4: Sleep in. Lounge. Savor a long, late breakfast. Journal and talk about selected readings on margin, life balance and Sabbath.
“I look at these mountains now, and I know for sure that with all their grandeur and beauty, they are not as beautiful to God as I am because he has created me and adopted me as his child. God loves me and that truth supersedes all other truths in my life.”