welcome to Hante utah

Hante Adventures is incredibly excited to return to the great deserts of the Southwest! On Hante Utah, participants will have the opportunity to travel by bike, foot, and rope to explore the vast openness that surrounds the renowned outdoor hub of Moab, UT. With your group, you will spend 3 days learning how to bike through the desert and travel with all of your essentials packed into your bike packs. You’ll then put your bike experience to work during 2 days of single-track mountain biking, venturing out from a nearby base camp. Next, a 5-day trek through desert, canyon, and along creeks awaits. Your adventure will conclude with 4 days of rock climbing on some of the world’s best sandstone. A local guide and our instructors will ensure the success of each participant, choosing and guiding you up incredible cliffs and towers. Hante Utah is sure to be a grand adventure! 

Utah

June 26-July 15, 2022 (meets at Salt Lake City Airport)
For participants completing grades 8th through 11th grade in Spring 2022
Cost: $5,400

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Trips Goals and Highlights

  • Develop outdoor skills in backpacking, mountain biking, backpacking, navigation, backcountry cooking, rock climbing and more
  • Experience the joys of outdoor adventure with a group of peers, gain valuable leadership skills and work together to overcome adversity and challenges
  • Immerse yourself in Moab, UT—one of the world’s most popular adventure hubs
  • Explore and learn about the desert ecosystems of the Southwest
  • Develop lifelong connections with new friends and incredible places

 

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Utah Itinerary

June 26th : Group meets at Salt Lake City International Airport.  Each participant will meet their group and instructors in a central location near arrivals, wearing their Hante shirt to stand out. The afternoon will be spent traveling to Moab, establishing campsite norms, getting to know each other and setting goals for the upcoming adventure.  

June 27th : Food and gear packout, bike fitting and bikepack prep.  This day will be a busy one! Most of it will be spent at your campsite focusing on preparations for the bikepacking section, including an easy ride with full gear loads to help you acclimate to your weighted bike and the ins and outs of group riding.

June 28th – June 30th : Bikepacking. The journey begins! The group will shuttle to the trailhead and launch into the first section. Days will be spent traveling and absorbing the landscape, stopping to explore interesting sites, learning basic bike mechanics, and sleeping under the desert stars. You will collect and purify your own water where possible, supplemented by a local guide service dropping water caches. 

July 1st – July 2nd : Single Track Mountain Bike. With miles behind you, you’ll take the weight off your bike and experience the thrill of some of the world’s best mountain biking. Base camping near Moab, the group will travel to and from popular nearby tracks.

July 3rd : Transition Day.  The group will trade out its bikes for backpacks and learn the systems involved in preparing for a multi-day trek: menu planning, studying routes and topography, and group gear distribution. Along with some rest for weary legs, this will be a great time to rehydrate and continue developing a sense of place in Moab.

July 4th – July 8th : Backpacking.  The journey continues! Five days of foot travel allows for a full, slowed-down immersion in the natural world. You’ll make your way along a loop trail selected for having the most water sources. 

July 9th : Transition Day. Rest and rehydrate! You’ll establish your next base camp and prepare for the vertical part of your Adventure.

July 10th – July 13th : Rock Climbing. A local climbing guide will meet the group, showing the way to some of the area’s best local crags. All climbs will be top-roped with participant belayers. Can you imagine the views you’ll get from the top of a sandstone tower?

July 14th : Travel and Debrief. The group will make its way back to Salt Lake City to prepare for departure. You’ll have the chance to clean up, (finally) sleep in a bed, and celebrate each other with a final dinner and closing celebration. The group will stay at a hotel near the airport for any early flights the next morning.

July 15th : Departure! Participants return home and spread their newfound knowledge to the greater world.  

Hante Utah Equipment List:

To apply for a Hante Adventure:

All Hante participants and their parents must complete a Questionnaire before being considered for acceptance. (*) Select Hantes have an application deadline of November 15th and are not eligible for the Early Bird Discount.  Rolling admittance pending availability after November 15th for (*)Hantes.

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All Added Adventure, Hante Adventures, and Junior Counselor participants and their parents or guardians must complete all questionnaires before being considered for the program. Questionnaires are available with registration on CampDoc.   

Questions about your application or having trouble getting started? Please email us at register@enf.org or call us at 336-761-1040.

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