Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Been feeling like school doesn’t leave your brain when you go to sleep? Tired of stressing about the small details of civilized life? Then don’t! Clear your head with an escape to Devil’s Marbleyard–hiking through the woods, clambering up some rocks, and enjoying an awesome view along the way!
The drive to Devil’s Marbleyard will take around 1.5-2 hours and the loop on the mountain that we’ll be doing is 8.3 miles, so I’m allotting us about 6 hours on the trail. 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. This trip is weather-dependent; scrambling on wet rocks is dangerous and no fun.
I’m what I like to consider a “relaxed hiker”–meaning I’m a slow hiker that isn’t opposed to taking breaks, so don’t be intimidated by the length of the hike if you’re a new hiker.
Also, I’m capping the trip at 8 people but as drivers sign up I will increase the number as necessary.
-water (about 2L)
-some kind of pack (fanny packs=perfect + stylin’)
The club provides:
-seat in a car
-gas money and a tip for any drivers