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Waterfall Hiking & Camping

Matthew Rosefsky

This is one of my two favorite hikes in all of Shenandoah National Park! We’ll see lots of beautiful waterfalls up close, and even get to go on a natural waterslide (so please wear a bathing suit!)! The hike is 9.6 miles long and will take about 8 hours. This is not a backpacking trip so you won’t have to …

VA Beach Blowout! Sun & Sand, Paddling, Hiking, Biking, SCUBA,

Matthew Rosefsky

Come make some new friends while paddling, hiking, and/or scuba-diving, or just veg on the beach! Then have a nice dinner & s’mores by the campfire, and sleep under the stars or in a tent. ***CATCH SOME RAYS, SWIM, & BUILD SANDCASTLES. A nice beach is just a short walk from our campsites. Also, there are free hot showers. ***GO …

Appalachian Trail Intermediate Backpacking

Matthew Rosefsky

According to my book, this 26-mile, 4-day, 3-night backpacking adventure along the Appalachian Trail (AT) “has almost everything that makes hiking worthwhile in Central Virginia. The trek never drops below 3,200 feet for the first two days, and it crosses the 4060-foot summit of the Priest on the third day out. From the Priest it plummets more than 3000 feet, …

Backpacking for Beginners & More Experienced As Well

Matthew Rosefsky

This backpacking adventure is a chance for people with little or no experience to see what backpacking (hiking with camping gear on your back) is like, on a relatively short course. We strongly encourage more experienced backpackers to come as well, so that we can learn from each other. The pace will accommodate those who would prefer not to hike …

Frozen Waterfall Hike: Whiteoak Canyon

Matthew Rosefsky

It’s been pretty dang cold so the waterfalls in Whiteoak Canyon (in Shenandoah National Park) should be frozen, making for a spectacularly beautiful hike. We might also see some ice climbers! We’ll hike about 3 miles up and 3 miles back down, for a total of 6 miles. Part of the trail has steep switchbacks, and there likely will be …

Ski/Snowboard Extravaganza at Snowshoe, WVa

Matthew Rosefsky

Snowshoe arguably is the best mountain for skiing and snowboarding in the Southeast, with surprisingly good trails and variety. We’ll drive Friday (3 or 4 hours) to Cass Railroad State Park where we’ve rented two whole houses (next door to each other), party Friday night, ski/snowboard Saturday, party Saturday night, and ski/snowboard Sunday as well if you want. We’ll get …

Florida Spring Break: Backpacking, Manatees, Beach!

Matthew Rosefsky

This spring break adventure in central Florida, a truly awesome deal, will include: ~ 1 day and night at Blue Spring State Park–one of the two best places in Florida to see manatees (see http://www.planetdeland.com/bluesprings/) ~ 5 or 6 days and nights of backpacking 60 miles through extremely varied ecosystems along the remote Florida National Scenic Trail, in Ocala National …

Afternoon hike to Humpback Rocks

Nathaniel Schwartz

A short hike from the Blue Ridge Parkway up to Humpback rocks for lunch and some time to relax and enjoy the awesome view. It will be a little cooler up there so dress warmly. Also, bring a book or a pair if binoculars if you like. Outdoors at UVa provides: A ride, or gas money if you drive. You …

Kayak Outfitting/Repair

Case Taintor

If you want to start kayaking, getting the gear for it is something you have to do at some point. I will go over the essentials as well as the things that are good to have. For instance, information on types of paddles, types of spray skirts, etc. After going over all the gear that you would want to get, …