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LAUREL FORK (VA) BACKPACK – 21H

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Rick Royer

Backpack the beautiful, lightly visited, rhododendron-lined Laurel Fork of the Potomac River and its tributaries in the corner of VA and WV. Be prepared for many small and large stream crossings with full packs (bring your good water shoes This is the same three-day version of the previous year's well-liked trip covering miles of scenic […]

CRANBERRY WILDERNESS BACKPACK – 30H

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Rick Royer

Backpack the scenic Cranberry Wilderness in West Virginia on a four-day/three-night backpack trip on Memorial Day weekend. We'll hike in scenic, rugged river valleys while backpacking in these beautiful moss-covered forests. Keep in mind that very wet, cool weather conditions are typical in the area in May. Limited to 8 backpackers. Please register early.

Seneca Creek Fall Backpack

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Hard
Hike Leader:
Rick Royer

Seneca Creek : The UPHILL Way during Fall colors - Day 1 (Fri): Start from the north at the Alleghany Mtn Trailhead (AMT) off Rt 33 at White's Run Road (33/3) Trailhead. Follow the Allegheny Mtn Trail (TR 532) climbing 2000' along a scenic narrow ridge with views of the Seneca Creek valley. We will […]

Otter Creek WV Wilderness Fall Backpack

Hike Distance:
Over 15 Miles
Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Rick Royer

Hike the beautiful damp rhododendron-filled Otter Creek Wilderness in remote WV. We will start from the Mylius trailhead (instead of the MCM- standard Otter Creek trailhead) hiking into the large camp near the junction of the Otter Creek and Mylius trails. We will then day hike exploring downstream along Otter Creek. On day 2 we […]

Pine Barrens Canoe/Kayak Trip

Hike Difficulty:
Moderate
Hike Leader:
Rick Royer

Paddle two beautiful tannin-colored meandering rivers (alternating between 4 rivers in odd and even years) in the scenic Pine Barrens of NJ. Camp Fri and Sat nights at Goshen Pond (even years) and commute daily to the selected rivers. You will need to make your own reservations for a campsite (coordinate location with leader). For […]