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Friday, April 23, 2021 3:00PM - Sunday, April 25, 2021 1:00PM
Condon Run Trailhead Alpena Gap WV,
A moderate two night 15 mile backpack in the Otter Creek Wilderness in WV. This is to a remote wilderness area with no shelters or blazes on the trees. They only added trail signs recently. We will base camp along a pretty stream both nights. We will start at the Condon Run Trailhead at the southern entrance and hike in a few miles. From our base camp we will do a loop hike on Saturday. Saturday will include a moderate climb. **Kate Ratcliffe & Juliet Fleming are backpacking leaders in training under the supervision of David Mong who is the leader of record.** See the map for details - Friday is typically 3 miles to camp near the junction of Otter Creek and Mylius Trails. Saturday is a day hike loop of typically 9.1 miles continuing downstream on Otter Creek Trail to Possession Camp Trail and then up the mountain onto Green Mountain Trail and Shavers Mountain Trail to Mylius Trail and then back to camp. Sunday we return to our cars at Condon Run. This trip is suitable for novices and beginners with gear appropriate for the season. Contact leader for help with gear. Water shoes are required as there are several stream crossings. Bear canisters or Ursack's or similar are required as there are bears and limited trees to hang properly in the area of the campsites we typically use. Moderate: Fitness level and/or past experience to sustain the activity at a moderate pace is required. Expect to be active up to 4-6 hours per day. Reasonable breaks in the action Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time to admire the scenery and take photos. Mask and hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol content are required. Due to the challenges of social distancing while hiking you may be expected to wear your mask all the time.