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  • Feb 24
  • 12:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Feb 24
  • 17:00:00
  • Hawksbill Mountain


  • Feb 23
  • 12:00:00


  • $5.00


If you want to learn some basics, conventions, tips, and tricks in backpacking food, then this is the trip for you! No prior experience or knowledge necessary. We’ll be making a variety of different meals stemming from a few different philosophies: cheap-do-it-yourself, Mountain House, dry-food-for-life, etc. We will learn about the different pros and cons behind various backcountry cooking types, as well as several meals that can be made with each philosophy. Everyone will also get to practice how to set up, start, use, and clean up a camp stove. The goal is that at the end of this workshop, you’ll be proficient in knowing how to prepare and cook for yourself in the backcountry! (Sneaky bonus: a lot of the tips and tricks can be relevant to making lunch on-Grounds during the school day for those of you without a meal plan.)

This is a really good trip to attend if you are trying to get into backpacking!

This trip will take place at Hawksbill so we can have some nice scenery as we learn to cook. Hawksbill is a fairly easy hike, ~2 miles, and is the highest point in Shenandoah National Park.

Come hungry and ready to eat some food! The idea is for it to be family style where we share all the different dishes after we’ve made them. There should be more than enough food, so I’m counting it as lunch for me.

There is a $5 fee for this trip to cover the cost of food.

We will leave Charlottesville at noon, hike Hawksbill around 1:30, start cooking around 2, finish learning/cooking/eating by 3, and be back in Charlottesville no later than 5pm.

You bring:
– Water for yourself to drink
– 1L of water for the group to use to cook
– Shoes to hike in
– Utensil of choice (spoon/fork/knife)
– Dish of choice (mug/plate/bowl)
– $5 trip fee




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