Join Korsi Yoga and Alpine Leadership, LLC on an active weekend of yoga, rock climbing, hiking and an optional visit to Yonah Mountain vineyards on Sunday in Helen, Georgia.
The trail starts at "Mt. Yonah Trailhead" and is 4.4 mile round-trip with elevation of 1,500' to 3,166'. The trail stays below moderate tree coverage until around the halfway point where you will come upon a clearing known as the first LZ (landing zone). The mountain is shared with hikers by Army Rangers in training. They will occasionally conduct training and utilize these LZ's. Along with being a drop down spot for helicopters it's also a great camping spot with a view.
Next you will arrive at the main campground still under the treeline, complete with bathrooms. To get to the main summit you will continue past the campground. The trail opens up onto the mountain's massive rock face, spanning the whole western side. You can stop here or continue to the second LZ. This LZ is much larger and a perfect camping spot. If you prefer to fall asleep with a view of the sunset, though, a couple trees on the western rock face will do the trick. The mountain is fairly unaffected by light pollution and is great for astrophotography and constellation watching.
If climbing, you will take the trail to "The Lowers" from the main campsite or the lower LZ. There are lots of routes on The Lowers, but if you want to climb with a view you can repel or climb the main face.
Ahoo from Korsi Yoga will teach yoga sessions daily (a stronger practice in the morning and a more relaxing session in the evening) and will also assist in the climbing instruction and activity.
Scott Perkins from Alpine Leadership, LLC will guide you on the rocks. Scott has been climbing since 1989 and guiding since 1998. He regularly is voted a top guide, and has led many successful groups to climb and summit mountains all over the world.
Price: $185 per person; Includes all meals, two nights camping, yoga, rock climbing instruction, use of climbing gear, hiking. Optional wine vineyard visit not included in the price.
Limited to 20 participants. 50% secures your spot. No refunds, sorry.
Accommodation: We will camp in tents on Friday and Saturday night. Please bring your camping gear. We will hike in with our gear, so be conservative. On Sunday, after breakfast and breakdown we can stop at the Yonah Mountain vineyard for samples and lunch.