Wilderness Supper Club Redeux

Date and Time

Friday, November 5, 2021 4:00PM - Sunday, November 7, 2021 12:00PM


Blackwater Falls State Park, 1583 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260,
West Virginia,


Registration is required for this activity.


The second Wilderness Supper Club get together will take place at Blackwater Falls State Park. Since this is early November, we are not going to chance Mother Nature and camp outside. Instead we will be using the cabins at Blackwater Falls State Park. The cabins have water with indoor plumbing and electricity, a full kitchen, wireless internet and other amenities. There is also an outdoor fire ring and a charcoal grill at each cabin. The focus of the weekend will be meal alternatives to freeze dried food for backpacking adventures. If you need specialized tools to prepare your meal, consider bringing them. Bedding is provided, however, you may want to bring an extra blanket or quilt to supplement. Arrival: Friday, November 5, 2021. Anytime between 4:00 and 6:00PM.  Friday evening meal: each person will provide his/her own meal. Since this weekend is for sharing ideas for backpacking meals, we will ask each participant to display and explain what he/she will be eating for Friday supper and how it was made.  Saturday breakfast will be on your own. Saturday morning there will be a demonstration of dehydrating food followed by hikes, to be determined, of trails in the area.  You will need to provide your own trail lunch.  Try a cold soak trail lunch!! The Saturday evening meal and Sunday morning breakfast will be coordinated pot luck meals.  We will divide into two teams: one for Saturday evening and one for Sunday morning although if someone wants to contribute to both meals, no one will object!!  Each participant will be asked to provide a dish for 2-3 people to share. Once participants are confirmed they will be contacted to establish which meal they would like to participate in and what dish they will bring (hors d'oeuvres, main meal, dessert). We want to ensure that all diets (regular, vegetarian, vegan) are satisfied and there is no overlap.  Again, the focus will be on food that can be prepared on or for the trail. The number of participants is limited.  Cost for two nights lodging in the Blackwater Falls State Park cabins, payable by check or PayPal, is $188.00 per person non-refundable unless your spot can be filled. Payment can be made by check payable to: Appalachian Mountain Club Potomac Chapter and mailed to: Rich Batiuk 3123 Starboard Drive Annapolis, Maryland 21403 or by PayPal: adressed to:

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $188 member / $188 non-member
*There is no fee for the program. This is youir share of lodging.

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Lindy Point looking at Blackwater Canyon



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Adults (18+)


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I am a hike and backpack leader in the Potomac Chapter and a hike leader in the Delaware Valley Chapter. I have backpacked areas in PA and WV. As part of the first all-women class of AMC's Mountain Leadership School, I backpacked Franconia Ridge in NH. I like to explore remote wild areas that can be accessed usually only by backpack. As such, I have done backpacks on Bylot Island (north-west Baffin Island) and East Greenland. I enjoy sharing and listening to stories with others; we can all learn


I have backpacked for many years and am an avid outdoor enthusiast. I love hiking and feel that in the forests and mountains in the northeast as these are some of the most beautiful areas in the country. My passion is to have fun, stay safe, and enjoy the out of doors with others of all experience levels.