Virginia Hiking and Survival 101

Explorer Chicks of Pittsburgh
Explorer Chicks of Pittsburgh
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Nestled in Catawba, VA lies three of the Appalachian’s Trail’s most scenic gems: Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinker Cliffs known collectively as the Triple Crown of Virginia. Hike along the AT to enjoy the views from all three and learn wilderness survival skills on this 4 day women only, small group adventure.

Enjoy stunning views from the most photographed spot on the AT, McAfee’s Knob. Trek through Scorched Earth Gap and peer down at Murder Hole to reach Tinker Cliffs. Rock scramble to climb to the top of Cove Mountain and the giant rock monolith that gives Dragon’s Tooth its name.

Between hikes, you’ll learn wilderness survival tactics based on the Seven Priorities of Survival in an interactive outdoor setting. The seven priorities include positive mental attitude, wilderness first aid, shelter, fire craft, signaling, water, and food. By the end of your trip, you’ll know how to cope with psychological stresses, tie knots and lashings, improvise shelters, start and maintain a knee-high fire in the pouring rain, effectively communicate to rescuers, find and purify water, and understand how to procure food. You can even munch on a few bugs!


Enjoy the views from three of the most iconic vistas on the Appalachian trail on daily, challenging hikes – McAfee Knob, Tinker Cliffs, and Dragon’s Tooth.

Learn the necessary skills to survive in the Wilderness in an outdoor classroom with hands-on experience and practice.

Gain confidence and independence learning the Seven Priorities of Survival including building a shelter, starting a fire, tying essential knots, and hunting for edible insects.

Relax after your adventures next to a campfire at our Lodge nestled in the woods at the base of the mountains.

Early Bird Discount: $200

Expires: May 1, 2019

Discount Code: EBVA101019

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