Come on out and enjoy an early Winter backpacking trip. We'll depart from the Burger King on Rt.17 in Newport News at 7:30am and head toward Rockfish Gap/Afton Mt. The hike will be along 5 miles of graded trail with pretty easy up and down travel passing several nice little creeks and some cabin remains. As always, we'll eat lunch at Lunchbucket Rock and then head downhill toward Mill Creek and Paul Wolfe Shelter. If you want to minus the weight of a tent you can sleep in the shelter just be prepared for various bodily noises including snoring!
You would need normal overnight gear, tent/tarp, sleeping bag/ground pad, a mix of clothing for cool to cold conditions, rain jacket, food, cooking gear (if you don't have a stove there should be enough to share.) Water filter/treatment (I use Aqua Mira), if you sleep cold you might want to include some of those chemical hand/body warmers.
This is an easy hike, just enough uphill to warm you up and a couple of views across the valley. This hike will give you a chance to see how you handle the cold in a safe environment. Give me a call[masked] if you have any questions.