Dolly Sods Wilderness Blueberry Backpack

Date and Time

Friday, August 12, 2022 3:00PM - Sunday, August 14, 2022 1:00PM


Bear Rocks Davis WV,
West Virginia,


Registration is required for this activity.

This event is full


Join us for the leader's annual backpack at Dolly Sods during blueberry season. A high-elevation area with lots of open terrain, and a total of only 11 miles spread over 3 days. Trip starts at 3:00 PM on Friday so we can hike in a short distance and get a two-night backpack. A good trip for beginners. Pace will be slow with lots of time for breaks. 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. **Lisa Novins & Cherrelle Dacon are backpacking leaders in training under the supervision of David Mong who is the leader of record.** Open to families. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Easy: Reasonable fitness for the expected activity is needed, but the trip is designed for those new to the activity. Expect to be active up to 4 hours/day. A bit more active time than the relaxed rating, but with generous breaks. Leader likes a slow pace with lots of time to admire the scenery and take photos. All participants must attest they are vaccinated prior to their approval to participate.

AMC Trip Policy

COVID 19 Information: As of December 1, 2021 AMC requires volunteers be vaccinated or receive a negative PCR test within 72 hours of the start of an event. AMC relies on the honor system for compliance. Participants may be required to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination, or in the alternative a current (within 72 hours) negative PCR test as a condition of attending this event. For your personal safety, you should expect to be in the presence of vaccinated and unvaccinated people in all AMC settings and should make choices about participating accordingly.



Related Link(s):

Dolly Sods Brochure
Dolly Sods Map
Photo album of a prior backpack in the area.

Driving Directions

Click map for driving directions

The pinned location is not the actual meeting location which will be disclosed to registered participants.

Morning Mist at Dolly Sods North.



Offered By









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.


I'm new to hiking with AMC, but have been an avid hiker and camper for many years. I love introducing people to the outdoors -- whether hiking, biking, skiing, paddling, or camping. I grew up playing outside in Virginia, and am starting to introduce my two young kids to my favorite outdoor spots in the region.


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