Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Let’s hope some of this pretty weather continues…or at least picks back up again later…and go enjoy one of the coolest hikes around..Devil’s Marbleyard!
The drive to Devil’s Marbleyard will take around 1.5-2 hours, and we’ll start up with a moderately easy 1.5 mile hike through the woods. From there, the mountain opens up into a 100 acre outcrop of granite rock, with rocks ranging in the size of “small pebbles to boulders the size of houses.” The grade is relatively steep, and you’ll have to use your hands to scramble 1/2-mile stretch to the top. The scramble is amazingly fun and provides some spectacular views, so it’s definitely worth the trip.
You provide: plenty of water for yourself, lunch, sturdy shoes, some kind of pack (you’ll need your hands free), sense of adventure
Club provides: seat in a car, gas money
This trip is entirely weather dependent! If it’s rainy, it’s a no-go, because scrambling on wet rocks is dangerous and no fun. We’ll talk about that later though.
Finally, everyone goes on the waitlist until I get a driver, because I’m still inexplicably a second year without a car.
P.S. I will limit attendees for this trip to 20 people. That’s already a lot of people on the mountain, and we don’t want to push trail etiquette too much!