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Dolly Sods Backpacking (rescheduled)

Trip Leader - Brittan Wilcox

Trip Date: Saturday, Oct 2, 2021
8:00:00 AM - 11:55:00 PM
Max Attendees: 5
Trip Type: Backpacking Pets:Pets NOT Allowed
Attendee Restrictions:Open To EveryoneDistance/Difficulty:0 Miles - Very Strenuous+
Driving Required:Yes


Note: This was has been rescheduled from what was originally a Friday-Sunday trip to a Saturday-Sunday trip. If you were already signed up on the original trip, please sign up again and I will make sure that you are attending and not pushed to the waitlist. 2-day, 1-night backpacking trip in the WV highlands. The Dolly Sods Wilderness is a beautiful but harsh and challenging environment, and this weekend should be good fall color. This is recommended only for experienced backpackers. We will adapt hiking distances and routes based on group preferences, but expect 10+ miles of difficult trails per day. It's a 4 hour drive, expect to return late Sunday evening. We will meet and do a gear check at 8:00 AM Saturday morning then head out.

What You Should Bring

You will need to bring all of your own gear, including pack, tent, sleeping gear for cold weather, (plan for below freezing temps), food, water, etc. Gear can be rented from Venture Out, or message me if there's just one thing you need, I have a few extras. Water filter, cookware, stuff like that I can share. Cold temperatures, even below freezing, are very possible, bring a good base layer, warm socks and a good coat.

The signup period for this trip is over