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Saturday, March 16, 2024 11:00 AM
Saturday, January 20, 2024 3:00 PM
Virginia Barnes
Paris Mountain State Park
Virginia R. Barnes Family Services Program Manager 631.506.9669

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To learn more, you may contact Virginia directly at 631.506.9669.  

A 9-month training to hike and camp a section of the Appalachian Trail.

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Welcome to our launch of SOLE to SOUL!  An extension of our exisiting SOLE SISTERS!

SOLE TO SOUL is a 9-month training program to hike and camp a section of the  Appalachian Trail.  (January 2024 – September 2024)

Charlie Hall, President of Upstate Warrior Solution, in addition to other Nonprofit Leaders, will be your fascilitators.  They will lead you on each monthly hike.

SOLE TO SOUL is designed for our veterans, active military,  first responders, and their spouses and or caregivers that are avid hikers that desire camaradarie, love of nature, welcome a challenge both physical and mental, and aspire to find one's soul to become ones best self as an individual and as a team.


It’s about self-improvement and relationship strengthening … It’s about self-discovery and rediscovering your relationships!

Here is what you need to know.

  • The differences between SOLE SISTERS and SOUL TO SOUL
    • Sole Sisters is an all female hiking group that just completed their 3rd year successfully
    • Sole Sisters hikers levels of hiking range from easy to challenging
      • SOUL TO SOUL welcomes all genders and couples
        • Couples may include, married, engaged, partners, and friends
      • SOUL TO SOUL hiker levels range from challenging to very difficul
  • There is a one-time non refundable fee that rangers from $150.00 to $450.00 based on if you select a gym membership, too.
    • Prices will be discussed at our Introduction Meeting on 1.20.2024
    • Prices are broken down by single person, couple, with gym and without gym
    • If you opt for the package that includes the gym, your gym membership will be good through December 31, 2024
  • Itinerary for our January 20th Introduction Meeting

10AM – 10:30AM  Virginia Barnes                      History of Sole Sisters & Launch of  SOLE to SOUL

                                                                            Program vs Event, SOP, & Introductions

10:30A – 11:45A  Charlie Hall                            Introduction, 2024 Overview, Benchmarks, Group chooses monthly hiking dates, Group selects weekend dates and location for practice camp & hike in August, Group                                                                             agrees on AT location and dates

11:45A – 12N  Break

12N – 12:30P  Lunch (VRB)                         Cooking demo with camp stove introductions,                         Outfitter Resources, Books & Reference Materials

12:30P – 1P  Virginia Barnes                       Gear review: The Pack, Maps, Water Filtration,                        First Aid, Does a bear…, and all other gear

You may contact Virginia Barnes with any questions that you may have.  631.506.9669


Activity Price Quantity Total
SOLE to SOUL $0.00
9-month training to hike and camp a section of the Appalachian Trail
  Total: $0.00
Total Amount Due: $0.00