Camping Camping
Hiking (Backpacking) Hiking (Backpacking)


  • Oct 3
  • 17:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Oct 5
  • 17:00:00
  • Dolly Sods


  • Oct 1
  • 16:30:00


  • $0.00


Alright, time for the (my) third annual backpacking trip to Dolly Sods, WV. A magical early October world of fall colors and beautiful vistas. The last two years’ trips have been spectacular!

This trip will leave Friday night from Echols Dorm @ 5:30Pm. We’ll drive the 3 hours to Dolly Sods, grab some dinner and coffee (bring some ca$h) on the way, and then hike to the campsite in the dark and set up our tents late. Bright and early Saturday we’ll have breakfast, then hit the trails for about 8 miles for the day. Sunday, we’ll hike out and be on the road, hopefully by noon-1Pm. Expect to be back in Charlottesville early evening Sunday

My goal right now is to take 9 people. I believe in 2 deep leadership, and so will select one club officer or regular trip leader who signs up to come along. I will also give preference to drivers, and will need 3 total; myself + 2 others. The rest is first come first served. If there’s enough interest, or a driver has an SUV type vehicle, I may expand the list to 10 or 11.

After I have a pretty good list, I will email you all more directions, a gear list, and some precautions you should take into account.

P.s. A note of caution: Due to certain events that occurred last year with one of our members’ car (slashed tires), there is a slight chance that we could get really stuck out there Sunday. I will have people on standby this year in case of this eventuality. Never-the-less, check your class sylibii and make sure you don’t have any big projects or exams the next Monday or Tuesday. We’ll be gone ALL weekend. Signing up and then bailing at the very last minute is NOT COOL!!!




Trips Attended: 53 Trips Led: 8

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