New River Gorge
Title says it all. Less is more.
Depart from Ray’s to go to the trailhead at 2:30 PM, hike 5 mile loop, experience the beauty of West Virginian leaves, return for pizza around 6:30 PM.
What you need:
-2 L water
-layers (sun will be setting and could be quite chilly)
-rain gear (be prepared)
Drivers have priority. All will be waitlisted until I can arrange drivers. Gas provided.
About the NRGE:
WHAT IS THE NEW RIVER GORGE EXTRAVAGANZA?
The New River Gorge Extravaganza (NRGE) is a choose-your-own-adventure megatrip that the club puts on in the fall to one of the best outdoor recreation destinations in the nation, perhaps world, and is only 3 hours from C’ville. The New River itself is 1 of 10 National Wild and Scenic Rivers in the US, and the gorge and surrounding area (including the Gauley River/Summersville area) hosts excellent white water kayaking for all levels, rafting, mountain and road biking, rock climbing, hiking/backpacking, and caving. Due to the outdoor rec opportunities and natural beauty, this area of West Virginia is also very popular for tourism. The club makes various trips to the NRG area each year but the goal of the extravaganza is to bring all of the club’s popular genres/activities and people together for 1 amazing weekend.
The weekend of 10/16-10/18. The departures will most likely be from Echols at various times on Friday, the 16th. In their trip descriptions the trip leaders should indicate what day/time their adventure(s) will depart from the campsite. You might end up only doing one activity during the weekend, which will give you a day to explore or hang out at the campsite.