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Rapidan Wildlife Area Hike/Car Camping Winter Confidence Trip

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Price: $1.00 /per person

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I am organizing a nice winter confidence hike since hunting season is over this location will be very quiet, and my little brother isn't too sure his -20 degree sleeping bag is really going to keep him warm. This will be a car camping trip, this is a great trip for anyone that needs a little more confidence in their gear or wants to try a new piece of gear out.

The campsite will be located at 38.4479500, -78.4367167 and is very nice site with plenty of parking and firewood!

• Gear Requirements!

Be prepared with at least a 0 degree sleeping bag and ice traction device. A sleeping pad will be needed asthe ground will be frozen. As always, no cotton clothing, in cold weather the retained moisture can drop body temperatures. A water proof jacket is always a good piece of gear to always have on you, if you don't have one now is a good time to get one!

• Directions

Dunkin' Donuts (http://maps.google.com/maps?q=14631%20Lee%20Highway%2C%20Centreville%2C%20%2C%20VA)

14631 Lee Highway, Centreville , VA

I will have space in my truck as long as you don't mind sitting next to a very nice hairy dog.

GPS Cords for camp site 38.4479500, -78.4367167

• Distance

This will be a Friday and Saturday night trip, looking at a 8.5 mile trip with 2200 feet in elevation gain. If we can leave camp before 10am we can do a 12 mile trip with 3000 feet in elevation gain. Due to the moutains the sun sets very early here.

By signing up for this hike, you agree to the WB liability waiver. (http://files.meetup.com/317560/Washington%20Backpackers%20Liabilit.pdf)