Ray's Campground (Hico, WV)
George Washington National Forest
For anyone who wants to squeeze in one last hike, this one should be pretty awesome! We’ll be making a brief detour on the drive back to Charlottesville to visit Spy Rock, well-known for having some of the best views in Central Virginia. The hike itself is 3.1 miles, intermediate in difficulty, with a short rock scramble at the top. You can find more info on the hike here:
We’ll leave camp at around 9, and we’ll be going right to C-ville after the hike so make sure to pack up everything! Bring some food for the trail and the car-ride, at least one liter of water, and a camera or smartphone for pictures. Wear comfortable shoes! We should be getting back to C-ville at around 4 pm.
Right now there is room for 4 people since that’s how many my car can fit. If you came to NRGE with someone else, please indicate who and when in the comments section. If more drivers sign up, I’ll take more people off the waitlist.
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 10/3-10/5. The departures will most likely be from Echols at various times on Friday, the 3rd but this one will be early Saturday morning. 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.