Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
“A prominent Rockbridge County landmark, five miles west of Lexington. The mountain consists of two peaks with gentle meadowland between called ”the saddle.” Once a pasture and apple orchard, the saddle looks up at the cliffs of Big House Mountain to the west (3,645 feet) and Little House Mountain to the East (3,386 feet). … As you begin the walk, bear right at the first fork in the road to reach the saddle, which is located 2 miles from the parking area. There is a white gate and information board here. The hike is moderate to the saddle. The hike to Big House Mountain to the west is difficult.”
I am aiming for about 10 miles on this hike. We will hike up to the saddle then probably head up Big House Mountain. I hear Little House may have a trail as well. This should be a fun day outside in the sun for those looking for something a bit less strenuous.
I put a fairly late return time, it will probably take less but please don’t have plans before 7:00. I will let people off the waitlist and we get drivers.
You bring: Lunch, snacks, 2L of water, lightweight jacket, hiking shoes, camera, sun lotion, good attitude
We provide: A ride/gas $$