16 Oct Summer Trail Mixer – July 14-19, 2019
Date: July 14-19, 2019
Nipika is home to many different activities and adventures. This camp will let you experience the activities with a guided helpful hand. Through out the camp we will teach paddling techniques, mountain bike skills, and hiking with nature interpretation.
This camp would be great for someone new to Nipika to get to experience all the activities. Even a long time Nipika friend that has wanted to try something new would enjoy the adventures this program has to offer. This will give you a taste of everything!
The Summer Trial Mixer is a lodge based trip where you return to Nipika every night and sleep in a comfortable bed. Nothing is better then a sauna and a hot shower after a day exploring. This camp includes all meals as well as accommodation and instruction.
There is no skill level required for this camp. We are here to teach you!
Day 1 – Sunday, Arrival
Check-in 4:00 pm, group dinner and evening orientation and run down of week plan and safety talk.
Day 2- Monday
Wake up to a delicious breakfast, then we will spend the morning going through the bike skills park learning the different techniques needed to ride single track effeciently and safely.
After a group lunch we then head to the Nipika pond to do a canoe skills and safety session to ensure you know what you will need to do once we are on the river!
Dinner will be followed by a classroom session covering basic outdoor clothing and emergency equipment and touch on some nature interpretation.
Day 3 – Tuesday
This day will be the full day hike up to the alpine. So after another group breakfast we will get packed and head to the trail head. We have the option of Assinniboine Lake or Marvel Pass. This day will will have prepared bagged trail lunches.
We will return to Nipika for a delicious dinner and another classroom session to cover canoeing and how to canoe safely in moving water.
We will leave time every night to relax in the sauna to rest those sore legs!
Day 4 – Wednesday
This will be our full day paddle on the upper Kootenay River. After breakfast we will pack our dry bags and head out to the put in. You will enjoy the day paddling down the beautiful Kootenay river. This stretch of the river is a class 1-2, a relaxing, fun paddle for all skill levels. A bagged river side lunch will be provided.
The shuttle will pick you up at the Nipika rivers edge and take you back to Nipika.
Again after dinner we will have another classroom session. Tonight will cover bike maintenance and wilderness navigation.
Day 5 – Thursday
The big bike day! After breakfast we will tour the Nipika trails reviewing the skills we learned on day 1! Then we will have a quick lunch and head into Radium Hot Springs for a quick tour of Deja View, a nice rolling single track with breathtaking views of the Columbia River wetlands. On the way home will will have the option of stopping at Radium Hot Springs for a nice relaxing soak in the natural hot springs.
Returning to Nipika for the final dinner and social evening!
Day 6 – Friday, Departure
Final breakfast and a short (2 hour) tour of the Nipika trail system to stretch the legs before you head home!
• 5 nights at Nipika Mountain Resort in a “family-style” log cabin – shared accommodation
• group-prepared meals at Nipika
• excellent trail lunches and snacks on day trips
• wine with dinners
• high-quality, SOAR, 2-person inflatable canoes
• paddles, PFDs, throw bags, paddling helmets
• first aid, safety, river rescue, and repair kits
• shuttles once you arrive at Nipika
• transportation of guides, group gear, food, etc. to and from the expedition
$1675.00/person + tax
All meals, accommodation and group equipment provided