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Dolly Sods Wilderness Two Night 14 mile Overlook Lovers Beginner Backpack, WV

Date and Time

Friday, September 27, 2019 3:00PM - Sunday, September 29, 2019 2:00PM

Location

Laneville, WV,
West Virginia,
WV

Registration

Registration is required for this activity.


Please note:
In order to comply with Pennsylvania Youth Protection Laws, all children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. This policy applies for all events offered by the Delaware Valley Chapter as well as any other chapter events within the state of Pennsylvania.

Overview

A two night backpack in the Dolly Sods Wilderness Area, West Virginia. Start Friday afternoon at 3:00 and hike 2 miles to a spectacular overlook on the Rohrbaugh Plains Trail. On Saturday move camp to the Lion's Head overlook on Breathed Mountain over another 5 miles. On Sunday hike 7 miles to our cars on this point-to-point backpack. There will be plenty of time to relax and look at the view and swim. This backpack is suitable for beginners in good physical condition. Please note that the trails tend to be rocky and wet. There are several stream crossings and one of the campsites sometimes require a long walk for water.

AMC Trip Policy

Cost

Free

Related Link(s):

Dolly Sods Map

Click map for driving directions
Lion's Head overlook

Activity

Backpacking

Offered By

Delaware Valley (Pa.)

Status

Open

Difficulty

2C14

Audience

Adults (18+)


Leader




I grew up hiking in state parks, national forests, and wilderness areas throughout West Virginia and have been backpacking since 2015, including two section hikes on the AT in Virginia. I am interested in exploring out-of-the-way places, helping women gain confidence to be outdoors, and providing a means for everyone to experience extended trips in the wilderness. We humans need to spend time in nature in order to protect it and understand our connection with it.

Leader



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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.