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Labor Day Weekend Camping near Charlottesville VA

  • Aug 30, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Labor Day Weekend Camping trip!

Friday August 30 - Monday September 2

3 nights camping at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains near historic Charlottesville -- 10 miles from both Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway -- 2.5 hours from beltway.

At Misty Mountain's scenic 50 acre park explore nature trails, splash in their pool, sit by the creek, fish in their pond, climb hills, shoot hoops, spike the volleyball, pitch horseshoes, shop at the General Store, shoot pool and play video games - the choice is yours.

Labor Day Weekend Misty Mountain Camp Resort will have live music, ice cream social, jayrides, horshoe tournament and karaoke PLUS you can buy all you can eat breakfast Monday 8-10:30.

HIKING: You are most welcome to join me Saturday and Sunday morning 8am to go hiking. There are many options for any skill level.

A few of the many options are:  Moormans RiverTurk MountainDobie Mountain, Crabtree Falls, Humpback Rocks or just hop on the Appalachian Trail going north or south.

COST: $40 per person (even if you stay less than 3 nights) must be received via paypal before being confirmed.

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Confirmed Hikers

1 & 2 Jayne  and Shiyun sharing a tent

3  Cathy 1 person tent

4 & 5 Asha & Padma sharing a tent

6  Emily has a tent

7  Stella has a tent

8 & 9 Becca & Lorrie sharing Jayne's tent

10 Sean has a tent

11 Edna has a tent

12 & 13 Lucy & Sara sharing a tent

14 Binh has a tent

15 John has a tent

16 Annie has a tent

17 Chuck lives nearby and is joining us to hike

CAMPSITE:  An outhouse is near the campground, showers are within the resort but may be a bit of a walk. We will be in a large wooded site with picnic table, fire ring, lantern hook, and cooking table.

We may set up our tents after 1 pm Friday and must have be packed up before 11:30 on Monday. I've been told parking will not be a problem, however, I do not know how close it is to the campsite.

FOOD: FOOD MUST BE IN CLOSED CONTAINERS STORED IN YOUR VEHICLE.  Meals, snacks, liquids etc are each hiker’s responsibility, however, if interested we can do group dinners.

DRIVING TO FROM CAMPGROUNDS: Campsite is 2.5 hours from beltway just off I-64 between Charlottesville, VA and Shenandoah National Park.  If you can offer or need a ride post specifics - general location to carpool, time you will leave & return.  Passengers give your driver $15.

DRIVING WHILE CAMPING:  Passengers give your driver $.08 per mile.

SAFETY When hiking, I carry my phone, driver’s license, medical insurance card, credit card, cash, headlamp & whistle.

HIKING SHOES OR BOOTS are important.

HIKING POLES are helpful. My favorite are Black Diamond.

WATER ALWAYS bring more than you think you need.

SNACKS It's important to have healthy snacks to munch as you hike.

CAMERA But of course!!

HUMOR An absolute must.

PETS Not allowed

Call or email with questions (before 9pm) Jayne [masked][masked] (sign in to see these)

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  • Emily

    Great weekend! Loved seeing all the pics! Gotta come back sometime!

    September 4, 2013

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Super time, super group. Thanks everyone for all your help so I too could enjoy the trip. Gotta come back to this area, this campground, this great food!!

    September 3, 2013

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Safe travels everyone. Looking forward to to a fabulous weekend!

    August 30, 2013

    • John

      Everyone watch your speed loooots of speed traps today on the way down

      August 30, 2013

    • Jayne Hiking A.

      We promise not to have any fun until you get here. By the way there's a movie at 8:30 with free popcorn.

      August 30, 2013

  • John

    I'll be passing ivy creek a little after 1 anyone coming from the north will probably be passing by it, anyone want to join me there for a hike?

    August 30, 2013

  • Asha R.

    Padma and me plan to leave at 1.00( we have to work 1/2 day) and should be there before 4.00 pm.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone and having a great weekend!


    August 30, 2013

  • Emily

    If anyone is interested I plan on leaving Friday mid-morning and perhaps do one of the nearby hikes before setting up camp at the campsite. Let me know if anyone else in interested and maybe we can carpool.

    August 26, 2013

    • Emily

      I can meet folks at the campground around 1:30 or so.

      August 28, 2013

    • Shiyun L.

      Yeah Jayne. If u do I will definitely do

      August 29, 2013

  • Chuck

    I live about 2 miles from the campground. I would be happy to hike with you guys while you are here, and even show you around a little if needed.

    July 18, 2013

    • Jayne Hiking A.

      Asha: I've not gotten any responses from Chuck. Call me I can help you though.

      August 28, 2013

    • John

      Chuck, maybe you could guide me on a few local spots that some of us (that don't want to be quiet and go to sleep at 10) can go grab a drink and socialize nearby?

      August 28, 2013

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    My event is more hikers than I have ever hosted over night and is it not open to additional hikers. If you'd like to become an Event Organizer and create a weekend in the future, email me.

    August 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I don't know what the driving situation is for some people, but I'll be working Friday. Depending on work I'll be leaving from the DC area around 2-4. If anyone is still looking for a ride lemme know.

    August 23, 2013

    • Lucy

      Hey Binh! My friend Sarah and I were planning to leave around 3pm-ish from Vienna. When are you planning on leaving to come back to the DC area? We may be interested in riding together (of course, we would pay the commuter fee;) if you are leaving the Misty Mountains Sunday. Or, you of course are welcome to ride with us.

      August 26, 2013

  • Chuck

    feel free to email me at [masked]

    July 18, 2013

  • Stella W

    Looking forward to it :)

    August 4, 2013

  • Asha R.

    Sure. looking forward to it. I have camped once in a tent and once in a cabin.

    June 18, 2013

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