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  • Oct 23
  • 14:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Oct 23
  • 22:00:00
  • Old Rag


  • Oct 22
  • 18:00:00


  • $0.00


It is peak foliage color in the Shenadoah National Park, which means that it is the perfect time for an Old Rag hike!

DRIVER IS NEEDED! Driver will be reimbursed for gas with a 30% tip. At the moment I do not have a driver and I will have to cancel this trip unless I find one by tomorrow night. A driver will immediately get off the waitlist for this trip. I am also willing to push back the start time for this trip if it will make it more feasible for driver’s schedules. For 3rd and 4th years, Old Rag is a must do hike if you haven’t done it yet. It is easily considered one of the must popular hikes in Virginia due to its awesome rock scramble and its breath taking views of the Shenadoah valley.

If you have questions, email me at keb9sm@virginia.edu or text me at 703-501-6042.

About Old Rag: About 8 miles. Includes a very fun 1-mile boulder-hopping section, to a mountain summit’s spectacular 360-degree views. About a 2,500 ft elevation gain.

Game plan: Meet at Echols at 2 pm. It is about an hour drive to get there. Be on the trail around 3. It takes about 2-3 hour climb to top. Sunset is expected around 6 pm, but I am hoping to get to the peak before then and enjoy the spectular view while eating dinner. We should be back by 9-10 pm.

What you will need to bring:
study shoes_
Backpack to put stuff in_
Wear non-cotton clothes, and pack: __
Dinner, __
multiple layers of clothes to put on / peel off as needed, __
whistle, __
2-3 L water, __
meds, __
extra corrective lenses if applicable, __
flashlight / headlamp, __
hike poles? __
camera? __
sunscreen? __
sun glasses? __

If you need a headlamp, be sure to check one out from the gear room sometime this week.

Also, I don’t have a Shenadoah Park Pass, so it would be great if someone could bring theirs along.

Hope to see you out on the trail!




Trips Attended: 34 Trips Led: 6

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