Corner Of Echols Dorm
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
This trip will be a moderately strenuous 3-day, 2-night trip. We will go 7.7 miles the first day, 7.2 miles the second, and 4.8 the third. This daily schedule is considerably less than what most AT thru-hikers hike in a day. Each day leads to an AT shelter where we can stay the night. Alternatively, we can pick our own distances and camp out where we want (we’ll decide on the trail). This hike is 1-way so we’ll leave cars at both ends of the hike.
For those interested, this is a modified (shortened) verson of the same trip Matt Rosefsky led over fall break last year. I didn’t go- but the trip got great reviews. I’ve shortened the trip to make it easier for less experienced backpackers. Note that this trip is still fairly strenuous and 2-nights outside. It’s going to be chilly too- so be prepared and bring warm clothes if you choose to come!
UVa Outdoors Provides: Sat. dinner, Sun. breakfast, Sun. dinner, Mon. breakfast, gas money,
and if you need: big backpack, backpack rain cover, sleeping bag and pad, tent,
and a seat in a car.
You Must Bring: Sat and Sun lunch/snack food, lunch or money to buy lunch for monday after we hike out, at least a one
liter container of water, solid footwear, socks (bring more than one pair- they might get wet and cold), bug
spray (more of a luxury than a need), toilet paper, flashlight, WARM clothes (it’s going to be
cold, especially at night, and especially at a higher elevation. think pants, fleece, hat, gloves etc. it could rain a little as well…hopefully not). Try to avoid cotton because it’s cold and heavy when it gets wet.
this link has a checklist to get you started packing- read the note at the top of the link, and think about what you pack