I plan to take my time and enjoy the company and have some laughs.
Also, if anybody is coming from the Hampton Roads area and wants a ride just let me know. We can work something out.
I figured I'd go ahead an try and get things organized alittle better since we are getting close the the trip date. For those who are going to be able to make it can you please reply and let us know.
I talked to some others and it seems the best route for us to take so that we can all meet up at the same camp is to hike the valley section first. This would be a counterclockwise hike on the loop.
Friday around Midday (little after lunch), I am planing to hit the Trailhead. I'm over 3 hours away so it just depends on traffic and how fast I can get out the door. Friday Night I plan to camp at the second camp on the loop marked on the map. Saturday Morning we can meet up on the summit and hang out for the day and camp there over night. Sunday morning is a simple hike out and farewells. Should be alot of fun and relaxing. Its a short hike with medium elevation change(3000'). If we loose each other on the trail then just meet up at the camp site. Ill be rocking a Blue External Frame Pack and generally a Bright Orange Hat. We all hike at different speeds so dont feel the need to slow down or speed up on my account.
I'm just over 4 hrs away i'm going to try to get there between 1-2 hopefully earlier.
It's not the fall im scared of, it's the sudden stop at the end!!!
Only hang as high as your willing to fall- H.F. member
I'm about 2.5 hours from there.
I'm in Richmond, have a 2 seater plus two dogs. It would be a tight fit but I could carry one person with pack or am willing to carpool and split gas.