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Fri, May 05


Loyalsock State Forest

Women's Slow Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip

Journey with us on a mindful Slow Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip through the Allegheny mountains in North Central Pennsylvania to experience first-hand what nature teaches us about hope and spiritual resilience.

Registration is closed. Please see our calendar to RSVP to be notified about our fall trip.
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Women's Slow Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip
Women's Slow Forest Bathing Backpacking Trip

Time & Location

May 05, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT – May 07, 2023, 2:00 PM EDT

Loyalsock State Forest, 517 Sand Spring Rd, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA


About the event

Sold out. RSVP to be notified about our Fall trip (see calendar). 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Co-led by Beth Norcross, Executive Director of The Center for Spirituality in Nature, and Rev. Beth Jones, Executive Director of Deep Green Journey, we will come together for a quiet and spacious weekend together in the beautiful Loyalsock State Forest (about 4 hours from DC). We will meet Friday and spend the night in tents on the grounds of a rustic cabin with outhouse facilities, then begin our backpacking adventure from there on Saturday morning. Anticipate a total of 5-6 miles total for the trip spread over the two days, with some elevation gain and occasional wet and uneven ground. Saturday evening we will camp on the trail and return to the cabin no later than 2:00 pm on Sunday.

Beth Norcross will use her experience in spiritual deepening in nature, and Beth Jones will use her certification in forest bathing to lead us in a deep slowing as we walk gently and contemplatively across the ridges and wrinkles of the mountains.


  • This program is open to women only.
  • All equipment and food will be provided.
  • We will provide water for Friday night and Saturday morning, and gather/filter water for the rest of the journey as we go.
  • No experience in backpacking is necessary.
  • We will be carrying heavy packs and hiking slowly from 2 to 3 miles a day, on good trails that are at times muddy and hilly.
  • There will be no restrooms nor running water; there is an outhouse on Friday evening.


  • We will follow all federal, state and local Covid-19 guidelines in place at the time of the gathering. Proof of a negative Covid test will be required 24 hours before the program begins. All fees will be fully refundable until March 15, 2023.


  • Please note the ticket price options and choose the one that is best for you.
  • We expect that this trip will fill quickly. We are planning another trip in Oct of 2023.
  • We do not want to preclude anyone from participating due to cost. Click "more info" in the ticket below for discount code information or contact if you have any concerns about paying for the trip.


  • Women's Slow Backpacking Trip

    We have a limited number of spots available at a discount for those who would like to attend but need a little help on cost. Please enter code ThanksForTheHelp for a $125 discount or contact us to discuss it further.

    From $375.00 to $475.00
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    • $475.00
    • $375.00



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