Are you looking to leave the boundaries of campus and see the beautiful changing colors of the leaves? Humpback Rocks are only about half an hour away from UVA along Blue Ridge Parkway. The view from Humpback Rocks is fairly spectacular- you can see some of the city, but also the surrounding mountains. It is also a great view for the sunset, which we will be watching. The hike back down is not difficult, but since it will be dark, I will check out some headlamps upon request. Thanks to daylight savings, we will arrive back on campus early enough that everyone will have time to conduct their Friday night plans as usual.
This hike fairly short (less than an hour to reach the top) but of a fairly steep elevation. Make sure that you bring:
1. Appropriate hiking shoes
2. Either a snack or a light dinner if you cannot wait for campus to eat (for example, a granola bar or a PB&J)
4. A flashlight if you have one
5. A few layers- the forecast is calling for a high of 73, but temperatures will get colder with the elevation
The minimum number of attendees is set at 5 right now, but I will add more people as drivers sign up.