It’s going to be 71 degrees Friday. In FEBRUARY! It’s time for this hike.
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. No climbing experience/gear necessary!
We’re leaving at noon from Bonnycastle (because I have a class til 11:50). This puts us on a somewhat tighter schedule for sunlight. Bring a headlamp/flashlight if you have it. Also, don’t be a pansy. You don’t need outrageous skill for this trip, but if you’re going to be a whinypants don’t bother, because we’re scrambling for GLORY!
You provide: plenty of water for yourself, snacks, sturdy shoes, some kind of pack (you’ll need your hands free), glove liners if you want since rocks might be cold, headlamp, sense of adventure
Club provides: seat in a car, gas money
Come on. You know you wanna.
Note: This trip is weather dependent! Wet rocks are no good for scrambling.