Hiking (Backpacking) Hiking (Backpacking)


  • May 15
  • 10:00:00
  • Front Royal, VA


  • May 17
  • 15:00:00
  • Front Royal, VA


  • May 4
  • 22:00:00


  • $0.00


WHAT: backpacking
WHERE: the NOVA portion of the AT
WHEN: May 15 (10AM) to May 17 (3PM)

Got a week before work starts? Not doing Beach Week? Then this trip is for you. We’ll be hiking the northern VA portion of the Appalachian Trail, starting in Front Royal and working our way up. The goal is to make all the shelters, so we’ll hike 10-15 miles a day.

My main concerns are:
1) This is an intermediate level trip. This does not mean you need to have backpacked before, but it does mean that you should be able to hike 10-15 miles with 30 pounds on your back.
2) We need at least 1 driver to join this trip, so we can drive from our end point to car #1 (at the start point).
3) I’ll be in northern VA, so if you live in the area, we can carpool to the start point together. If you’ll be Charlottesville, we can meet in Front Royal.
4) People on the waiting list will get priority if they are willing to drive.

This is the general schedule.
Tuesday: meet at Front Royal at 10AM. We will need to drop one of the cars off at the end point before we can start. Meanwhile, the other people will stuff the packs with food. I hope to start hiking by 11AM.
Wednesday: hike hike hike.
Thursday: depending on our progress, we should arrive at the car by mid-afternoon.

Outdoors Club will reimburse us for food and gas. We will meet at Echols the week before to pick up gear.




Trips Attended: 18 Trips Led: 9

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