Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
You know that feeling when you’re on an adventure thinking to yourself, “Man, I wish my clothes were a little less wrinkly!”, or do you ever just get that craving to spice-up your wilderness adventures by doing something completely absurd?
Worry no more! The solution is EXTREME IRONING, commonly described as
“The latest danger sport that combines the thrills of an extreme outdoor activity with the satisfaction of a well-pressed shirt.”
Scott Gilb and I are co-leading a hike up to the remote Humpback Rocks, the perfect destination for some late-evening wardrobe improvement. We’re planning on leaving from Echols at 3pm and getting back to Cville at around 7 or 8.
Our goal is to get in some serious ironing at the top, and maybe take some sick pictures while we’re at it too. Be ready to wow your friends and family with the facebook profile-pic of a lifetime. For those of you who are eager to pioneer this epic new sport with us, feel free to bring your own ironing equipment along for the journey (if we have the car-space, otherwise we can take turns using them).
Don’t worry about the lack of wall-outlets at the top, we’ll produce enough electrical energy with our intense enthusiasm. If you don’t care about about ironing, sign up anyway because this is going to be a great evening hike. We plan on hanging out at the top for a while as we bond over our ironing skills.
The trip will be capped at 8 ironers for now unless more drivers sign up. An ironing board might be an awkward fit in our small cars, so volunteer drivers with spacious cars get priority.
Things to bring:
– A UVa Outdoors T-shirt or tank to iron (or any other clothing, preferably your tuxedos/dresses)
– Ironing equipment if you have any
– 1-2L of water
– backpack (if needed)
– hiking shoes
– Lunch for when we reach the top
– fancy camera if you have one
– Fearless dedication