Backpack overnight on the Appalachian Trail in Virginia

Outdoor Club of South Jersey - Hiking/Camping/Backpacking
Outdoor Club of South Jersey - Hiking/Camping/Backpacking
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Apr 10-13: Hike the Appalachian Trail in Virginia! Trip is set for 4-days, but we can accommodate folks that want to do just 2- or 3-day trips. (we’ll meet up with you at drop off points on the trail). The hike starts about a 6-hour drive from Cherry Hill, NJ. Strenuous Hike. Come join us as we hike 30 miles over four days in the George Washington National Forest (South of Shenandoah NP). After driving down we’ll start off with a 2.8 mile “warmup” to Harper’s Creek Shelter. On Sunday we’ll go 9.7 miles while climbing Three-Ridge Mtn (2,500 ft climb) and stay at a tent site (no shelter). On Monday we’ll “run the ridge” while hiking 12.3 miles to Paul Wolfe shelter, and finish up Tuesday with a 5 mile downhill hike to Rockfish gap before heading home. Should be an interesting hike – but dress warm! Hike Leader is Kevin Drevik (856)[masked] or [masked].

As a reminder, as of board vote in 2020, for any backpacking trip longer than one overnight, you have to be a member. Cost is $20/year for individual, $25 for family. Go to OCSJ.Org to sign up. I can’t allow you to go if you aren’t a member.