Friday, April 13, 2018 3:00PM - Sunday, April 15, 2018 12:00PM
Registration is required for this activity.
A two night 14 mile backpack on the North Fork Mountain Trail near Petersburg WV. We meet at a location in Petersburg to be announced later to the group. We will climb up the Redman Run Trail and camp on the ridge Friday night. Saturday we will move camp to another location on the ridge. Hike down Landis Trail on Sunday morning. This trail features frequent outstanding views and the downside to this is that there is no water on the trail. You will need to carry 4-5 liters of water. The trip report from Mid Atlantic Hikes will help you learn about the area. This mountain is just east of Dolly Sods and Roaring Plains Wildernesses. The trip might require warmer clothing and equipment at this time of year due to the elevation and exposure. Beginners are welcome with appropriate gear but keep in mind the 900' elevation gain in 1.6 miles with 5 liters of water on Friday afternoon.
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I have been leading backpacking trips for the Appalachian Mountain Club and the Adirondack Mountain Club since 1975. I enjoy taking the time to look at the scenery and have a relatively slow pace. I am patient with beginners and enjoy helping them learn new skills.