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Virginia Triple Crown Backpacking Trip

Trip Leader - Eli Brody

Trip Date: Monday, Sep 5, 2022
7:00:00 AM - 12:00:00 PM
Max Attendees: 8
Trip Type: Backpacking Pets:Pets OK
Attendee Restrictions:Open To EveryoneDistance/Difficulty:0 Miles - Strenuous
Driving Required:Yes


We will be getting our fair share of labor in this labor day weekend. The triple crown loop covers ~32 miles of trail and includes 3 of the region's most popular and rewarding trails (McAfee's Knob, Tinker Cliffs, and Dragon's Tooth). Day 1: McAfee's knob parking lot --> Lampert's Meadow Shetler ~10 miles Day 2: Lampert's Meadow --> Boy Scout campground (Base of Dragon's Tooth) ~14 miles Day 3: Boy Scout campground --> McAfee's knob parking lot ~8 miles This trip is not recommended for people who have never been backpacking before.


We will meet up on campus prior to the trip to discuss planning and logistics.

What You Should Bring

Backpacking gear (backpacks, tents, water filters, etc.) can be rented from the venture out center here: https://recsports.vt.edu/outdooractivities/outdoorrecreation/rentalrates.html

The signup period for this trip is over