Hiking (Backpacking) Hiking (Backpacking)


  • May 21
  • 17:00:00
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • May 23
  • 22:00:00
  • Dolly Sods


  • May 20
  • 16:00:00


  • $10.00



UPDATE ON PRICE: There will be a fee on groceries, probably about $10 each for the 4 meals. Please bring your own snacks.

Not graduating this weekend but still in Charlottesville? Realize this is a terrible situation as you want to avoid Cville like the plague graduation weekend? I have a solution…

We will be leaving for Roaring Plains aka Dolly Sods South at 5:00 on Friday afternoon. Upon arrival, we will hike an easy couple miles by headlamp and set up base camp, hopefully in a beautiful setting by a stream. Saturday we will take day packs and hike the canyon rim trail. It will not be a ton of elevation gain but the hiking may be technical on poorly marked trails. We will have a GPS and maps/compass to help out but be sure to bring a sense of adventure. The day loop will pass through some beautiful vistas of Dolly Sods and a crazy canyon. Here are some photos to wet your appetite (http://maryland.sierraclub.org/hc/pictures/2007/09/20070915-RoaringPlains.asp). We may cut short the day hike from this trip description.

Sunday we will hike out and head home. We will stop in Seneca for pizza and to watch the climbers on the way home. If there are blue skies and people want, there is supposedly a short and steep hike to a summit of Seneca Rocks that we can check out.

You will need: daypack, backpack, backpack rain cover, tent, sleeping bag/pad, headlamp (club can provide the gear you need), 2 water bottles

Club provides: any gear you don’t have, gas money + tips, shared gear, food

You provide: gear you have, SNACKS, water bottles, day pack, sturdy boots, gaiters if you have them. Money for dinner Friday and Sunday.

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