Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
For this trip, we’ll leave very early on Saturday, drive over to Timberline in West Virginia and take their sky lift up to the Sods. From there, I’d like to get to an overlook several miles to the South. We’ll set up camp near it and check it out around sunset and maybe even again at sunrise!
The overlook is at the turnaround in the orange trail on the second page of this pdf…
Sunday, we’ll turn around, go back to Timberline, and maybe past it to check out some of the views just North of where we come in. We’ll make it back to the car and head home.
Ok, that’s a good sketch of Plan A. Since we’ll be on snowshoes in a few feet of snow, who knows? All details of this trip are variable. We will use our best judgment as things go on.
Also, I’d like to have a packing party of sorts on Friday if possible so that we can all meet each other and feel comfortable about the gear we have, etc.
The fee is the estimated cost of the one-way ski lift ticket at Timberline. If we end up doing something different, that may change.
-Warm, warm clothes. No cotton. None. That means no denim, no jeans.
-Good footwear, preferable waterproof. (I recommend good shoes and wool socks. And spare socks.)
-Rain/wind gear. (A wind/waterproof layer top and bottom is a good idea.)
-Things to eat on and with.
-Water bottles/containers. (At least enough space for 2-3 liters.)
-Toiletries, toothpaste, etc.
-Maybe some money for Food on the way back.
-A ride there and back again. (Gas + 30% for drivers)
-Hot food and drink. (Saturday lunch – Sunday lunch, some snacks, hot cocoa and tea, great coffee)
-Gear. (Backpacks, sleeping bags, tents, headlamps, water filter, cooking stuff.)
You can earn your Completely Unofficial Meritorious Badges (CUMBs) of Being Quite Very Cold, Starting a Fire in the Snow and/or Quite Very Cold, and Snowshoeing with a Pack.
Drivers and more experienced folks get off the waitlist first. Folks who have been waitlisted for my previous trips get some, small subjective amount of preference.