Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Laurel Fork Special Management Area
Fact: Laurel Fork is “one of the few places in VA to have a known population of northern flying squirrels”
This trip involves a 14 mile round trip hike that we will split over Friday and Saturday. We’ll either finish 7 each day, or 4 on Friday and 10 on Saturday depending on when we can head out of Charlottesville. (The departure time says 1:00, but we can be flexible with that if you have class – email me if you have a concern). We’ll camp out that night, make a fire, dinner, smores, tell ghost stories, etc. The next morning we can have some breakfast and finish the loop.
While the hike is long, the terrain does not sound too difficult. In fact, it sounds beautiful (flying squirrels and all). So, beginners are more than welcome!!! The weather sounds like it will be really nice, but maybe a little chilly in the mountains.
Outdoors at UVa provides:
Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast, gas money, and if you need: big backpack, sleeping bag and pad, tent, and a seat in a car.
You should bring:
WATER (I will be bringing at least 2 liters)
lunch for Saturday/snacks for the hike
good hiking shoes (we will have to cross some rivers; I’ll be wearing sneakers)
warm clothes (it will be colder in the mountains)
rain gear (just in case, right now, the forecast is not predicting rain)
if you have a guitar, (or any other musical instruments for that matter) and can carry it on your backpack, then definitely bring it!!!