Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Old Rag is a 8 (closer to 10, if we consider the distance from parking to the trailhead) mile circuit hike, located in Shenandoah. It is roughly a 90 minute drive, 5-6 hour hike, and 90 minute drive back. We’ll leave from Echols at 7:00 AM and return to Cville around 4:30 PM.
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What to bring:
– Water (at least 2L)
– Lunch & snacks (I’m allergic to nuts so I would prefer if we didn’t bring any. That being said, I don’t mind stopping at Barracks before hand, so bring a little cash if you want to buy some snacks)
– Sturdy shoes (you will definitely need good support for the rock scramble portion)
– Layers! This includes hats/gloves/scarves. Last time I hiked Old Rag I nearly had hypothermic hands. That being said, please be prepared that the forecast on Saturday is a low of 30 and a high of only 50.
*Old Rag is a strenuous hike, so keep that in mind. I plan on hiking at roughly three miles per hour.
Peace and lovingkindness,