Hiking (Backpacking) Hiking (Backpacking)


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  • 16:00:00
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  • 17:00:00
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  • Sep 24
  • 12:00:00


  • $5.00


Come explore rocky plains and upland bogs while catching some autumn vistas on the Allegheny Plateau during this 2 night backpacking trip. We will arrive Friday night and hike one to two miles by headlamp to our campsite. On Saturday we will explore the wind swept plains and set up camp along a river. On Sunday we will return to our cars, and head back to Charlottesville, making a mandatory pizza stop on the way back.

Expect windy conditions and temperatures 10 – 20 degrees F below those in Charlottesville. I’ll go over proper clothing after you join. Heavy rain in the forecast will cancel the trip.

There may be a fee of up to $5.00 in the event that I go over the food budget specified by the club (which i have a tendency to do).

I am setting the trip size to 4. After that, everyone will automatically go to the waitlist. I will add a second car when / if another driver signs up. Beginners are welcome to sign up. Please email me if you have any questions.

Club provides:
-transportation: a seat in a car, gas if you can drive
-food: saturday’s meals, sunday breakfast, some snacks
-Gear: backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, headlamps, water filter, cooking pots/stove

You bring:
-hiking boots or good sneakers
-jacket / rain gear
-appropriate clothing (i’ll go over clothing after you join)
-bowl (non breakable)
-cup (if you want hot chocolate / coffee / tea)
-fork / spoon / spork!
-water bottle (2 liter capacity)
-toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)
-money for food on the way there and back




Trips Attended: 62 Trips Led: 26

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