This group is to promote fun, interesting and challenging events (biking/hiking/running/orienteering/adventure racing/travel/backpacking/kayaking/rock climbing ect.)
"Exercise will feel better if you do it with some good pals, according to a new study just published in the Royal Society’s Biology Letters." It doesn't matter at what level you are! LET'S GET IT STARTED!!!!
Triple Crown changed to St. Mary's Wilderness.
Come hike St. Mary's Wilderness trail in the Jefferson Forest. This is a real good beginner backpacking for those who are interested. We will backpack roughly 15 miles total. This is approximately a 3 hour drive so please plan accordingly.
This is a two nights in/out backpacking trip. Please remember to pack out what you've packed in. It can also be done in 1 night trip as well.
Dogs are welcomed, but please have them on a leash at all times.
NOTE: There are stream crossings.
Plan: Saturday, Meet and Drive to Trail head at 0700, arrive roughly 1000. Backpack to the falls and group camp site (roughly 2.5 miles). Set Camp. Sunday, day hike to the waterfalls and back to camp (approx. 10 miles). Monday: Break Camp and breakfast. Backpack to trail head (approx 2.5 miles) Have lunch on the way back to carpool location.
I do have a jet boil as I use freeze dried food for my meals. I also have a water filter as well.
Also, bring your swim suit if you would like to jump into the waterfall pool!
We can decide whether or not you guys would like to do a 1 night trip or 2. It is an easy trip if you only want to do a 1 night.
This is a three day, 2 night trip.
I've attached a link for the following hike: https://www.hikingupward.com/gwnf/stmaryswilderness/images/Map.pdf
Come find my black CRV at the carpool location located at:
5007 Victory Blvd, Tabb, VA 23693
Yorktown Village Square
Chippokes Plantation State Park is a great place for fossil collecting: mollusks,large pectens,corals,bones, shark teeth and esp the VA State Fossil: Chesapecten jeffersonius (http://en.wikipedia.o... (). Winter = no tourists and frequent storms = great time to collect. I am planning on a Saturday or Sunday visit soon. Anyone care to join me?