More than half of the Slickrock
Expeditions run each year are not described in this web site!
That's because many groups contact guide Burt Kornegay to schedule
their own private trips. Here's a sampling of custom-tailored
trips run in the past few years.
- a family hiking and canoeing exploration of Big Bend National Park, TX
- a spring backpacking trip in
the Citico Creek Wilderness, TN, for a group of adult couples
- a canoe trip down the Ogeechee
River, GA, for school teachers participating in a seminar
sponsored by the NC Center for the Advancement of Teaching
- a father-son canoeing trip on the Blackfoot River, MT
- a family canoe-camping trip
- a backpacking trip in the Big
Snowbird Backcountry, NC, for Upward Bound students from Tusculum
- a backpacking trip for a group
of adult couples in Panthertown Valley
- many different father-son and
father-daughter groups on backpacking adventures in Panthertown
Valley, the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness, and on the
NC Bartram Trail.
each trip to suit the groups' interests and abilities.
He also provides all food, equipment, and local transportation;
and he runs each trip himself, serving as naturalist, wilderness
instructor, and guide. Groups return year after year for new
on the Trail
and I had an incredible weekend with you and the rest of the
gang. As you might imagine, I'm now ready for Class 9 Rapids,
thanks to your guidance and directions. It's probably no surprise
to you that I've never been involved in any outdoor camping,
hiking or canoeing activity before, but I plan to try to visit
you at least once a year for our annual father/daughter or possible
What a truly fun
weekend we had with the "wilderness gang." It was
great finally to be with you after hearing stories of your trips
for so long.
The thing I admire
about you the most is your letting people figure out for themselves
what they need to be doing in the woods. You give them just
enough to maintain and would be there in a second should something
really go wrong. It was nice to watch you offer challenges,
whether it be setting up a tent or finding a way across a rock
face, and then waiting for the person to figure out the challenge
for themselves. That is a way people learn and have a sense
rafting and the trip to the Great Smoky Mountains were interesting,
but we can't even compare them to the time we spent with you
in Panthertown Valley.
Misha, Tanya, Leo, Ester, and Saul
Trips are scheduled on a first-come basis, the dates being guaranteed
by payment of a reservation deposit. The cost of the Expedition is
based on the type of trip it will be, the place to be explored, and
the group size. Contact Slickrock Expeditions for reccommendations and cost.