In the meantime,
we're gearing up, so to speak, for our backpacking trip of May 15-17
(Fri-Sun) to False Cape State Park in southeasternmost Virginia, south of
Virginia Beach (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/fal.shtml).
It's an excellent trip for any level of backpacker, even beginners, especially
those that have just completed our par for the course, three-course course
course of course. You'll need the basic gear: backpack, tent, sleeping bag/pad,
and mess kit. The park is a beautiful mile-wide barrier spit between Back
Bay and the Atlantic Ocean with sand dunes, oak/pine forests, and beaches.
There is no motorized access, which means it's quite quiet. We hike
in Friday, have a short hike on Saturday, and hike out Sunday. This is
a moderate trip of about 2.5 blisters all in all, that will include about 25
miles of hiking on fairly flat land.
The trip will be jam
packed...sorry, that's my sandwich. The trip will include a goodly amount
of time for relaxing and swimming -- it is on the beach, after all -- and
enjoying the scenery and nature, in addition to the hiking. We'll cook our own
food, filter our own water, hunt buffalo, plant crops, and spear
fish. (I'm kidding about the fish.) There is a mandatory pre-trip planning
meeting this Sunday, May 10 at 6:30 pm.
are Liz Guertin ([address removed] or 202/[masked]) and me
([address removed] or
301/[masked]). For more information contact Liz or me. The trip is limited
in number of participants, but in imagination. There are a few
spots left and you need a $15 deposit to secure
I can give you a lot
more details about the trip, but I don't like talking down to people.
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There are several other events coming up in the next
few months. Let's wait a couple of weeks until things cool