Standard Trips and rates
Here at Freestone, we believe that every trip is tailored to each client. That said, many of our guests have limited outdoor experience and are looking for more structure for their adventures.
Freestone’s "classic" trip consists of two days and one night of backpacking, camping, and fly fishing and our base rate is $400/person. Our schedule generally runs as follows:
We will pick you up in NYC early in the morning and make the 2.5-3 hour drive to the trailhead, where you can catch up on sleep if you were out the night before, read the newspaper, or pepper the guides with questions about where we’re going and what we’ll be doing. Light breakfast and coffee will be provided in the vehicle. When we arrive at the trailhead, we’ll conduct a quick gear, map, and safety review, distributing gear to those who need it. From there we will make the 2.5-5 mile hike to our campsite where we make camp. Once everything is set up, Owen rigs up the fly rods, and Greg cooks lunch for all of us.
After lunch, half the group will receive fishing instruction for 2.5-3 hours while the other half can relax, take a side hike, or learn camp skills. Then we trade places. At the end of the day, we’ll build a fire, make dinner, and swap stories before we repair to our beds. We provide 3 person tents for each pair of guests. Each tent has a double entry system, so you won’t have to worry about climbing over your bunkmate in case you need a night time bathroom break.
The following morning you’ll awake to fresh brewed coffee (or tea if it’s your preference) followed by breakfast (or brunch if you’re a late sleeper). Once we break camp, more fishing, hiking, or other side activities are available. When we’re done for the day, we’ll hike back to the vehicle and bring you home to NYC. We provide a late lunch and snacks in the car, but we find that many folks like to stop in at roadside rest stop for some extra fuel on the way home.
Here are the really gory details of the personal gear that we provide for you and what we bring for the group. But seriously, all you really need is a pack and a sleeping bag.
Personal Gear we provide to you
- Sleeping Pad
- Camp Chair
- Eating Utensils
group gear we provide
- Navigation Systems
- Fire Starter
- First Aid Kit
- Cooking Equipment
- Water Filtration
- Fly Rods and Reels
- Flies, Leaders and Fishing Accessories