Weather.com is projecting a beautiful, sunny day next Sunday, so let’s go hike the awesome 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 goes quickly, and it’s super fun to search for hand holds, but it’s also a hardcore workout. Once at the top, there’s a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside.
1. Lots of water (it may be up to 80 degrees)
2. Some kind of jacket or pull-over (it may be as low as 60 degrees)
3. Lunch (you should bring a sandwich, and maybe some fruit or trail mix)
4. Sturdy Shoes
5. A backpack (you cannot be holding anything in your hands when you are climbing)
I will limit attendees for this trip to 20 people, so that the group doesn’t get scattered too far apart.