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Spruce Knob/Seneca Creek
This 2 night, easy paced trip is for those who want to get out but actually have to read on reading days. Spruce Knob and Seneca Creek are supposedly a don’t miss for any backpacker. There are great views from high meadows, a ridge walk, a waterfall and its stream, and what one person claims to be the best campsites in Monongahela National Forest. It has it all.
We will meet late morning Saturday to split gear and head to West Virginia! Once there we need to set up a shuttle and will hike about 3 miles to the first campsite. The second day, we will hike about 8 miles to the waterfall where we can set up camp for the 2nd night. Monday we will hike about 5 miles along the creek and back to the cars, getting out of the woods at about 1:00. On the way home, we can stop in Harrisonburg for lunch and be back in C-ville late afternoon Monday.
The weather will probably have a wide range of temperatures getting near or below freezing at night. Won’t know the day temps for a few more days. This means bring lots of non-cotton layers! Cotton will not keep you warm when wet. I’ll send a more detailed list later in the week.
The number of attendees is low right now. More will be added based on gear needs and driver. You will know by Wednesday night if you are off the wait list.
What to bring:
Money for food on the way there and back.
-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
-hiking boots or sneakers (they will get wet & muddy)
-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.)
-You are also encouraged to bring your own camping gear (tents, bags) if you have it.
-Crocs or Teva/Chaco’s for camp shoes and fording the river