Hiking (Day Hikes) Hiking (Day Hikes)


  • Sep 14
  • 1:00 pm
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Sep 14
  • 10:30 pm
  • Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door


  • Sep 12
  • 4:30 am


  • $0.00


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA


Alright! So, let me briefly explain my idea a.k.a. my theme. We will be hiking Sharp Top, so we should all wear sharp tops! Since we are hiking and probably shouldn’t wear dressy clothing, my idea is that we all wear shirts that say something about you. This can be anything from a shirt related to a club you’re in or a shirt you got on a cool vacation, or whatever. And if you don’t have something like that with you, don’t stress! Just make sure to dress comfortably 😊

Sharp Top is located in Bedford, Virginia which is roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes away. The hike is roughly 3.6 miles round trip with an elevation gain of about 1,540 ft. From the summit, you will have a stunning 360-degree view of surrounding area and let me just say that although I have never been there, it looks absolutely stunning. Hiking Upward estimates that this hike will take about 2.5 hours, but I always like to take time to soak in the scenery when I’m hiking, so I’m probably going to say that it will take 3.5-4 hours including about an hour to relax, enjoy the view, and take pictures once we reach the summit.
If you want more information on the hike, check out this link: https://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/PeaksOfOtter/
Game Plan
– Meet outside Echols around 8:00 am
– Leave Echols around 8:15 am
– Arrive at the trailhead around 10:00 am
– Arrive at the summit between 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm
– Hangout at the summit for about 1 hour
– Begin our descent sometime between 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm
– Arrive back in C’ville around 5:30 pm giving you roughly two hours to get ready to roll Scott Stadium for the football game at 7:30!!!

What to Bring
***Note the weather forecast as of 6:16 pm pm on 9/8/19 calls for partially cloudy skies during the day with a high of 83°F and a low of 66°F.***
– Comfortable clothing for hiking
– Sturdy shoes
– 2L of Water
– Lunch/Snacks as we will be on the hike around lunch
– Money in case you stop for food
– Towel/Change of Clothes (Highly recommended. You will be able to store them in the cars)
– Sunglasses/hat (optional)
– Raincoat (optional)

***Drivers needed!!! Drivers will receive priority off the waitlist. Drivers will be reimbursed for gas + a 50% tip. Please show up with a full tank of gas or else you will not be eligible for reimbursement. ***




Trips Attended: 9 Trips Led: 2

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