Firewalker & I will be arriving around 1300 on Wed, with the plan to hike to the Summit of Mt Rogers. This will be our 4th attempt, sort of, so wish us luck. After that, we may stay another night up there, or head to the Wise or ??????
I'm mostly packed, but don't know what to put in my backpack as no one seems to know what the weather will be (I've seen at least 3 completely different forecasts for next weekend).
So, everyone ready?
High energy food.
Water & a way to keep it from freezing.
Extra clothing AND clothes for the trip home.
A full gas tank in the car! We always stop in Damascus & top up before heading into the park!
Extra insulation & / or hot packs for the hammock or tent. Yes, tents are welcome,,, gives us something to point at & laugh.
REMEMBER: the weather may change radically, there is always a chance of rain and or snow! Bring your rain gear, it has rained at the hangout with temps at head level of 17 degrees. Just because it's warm & sunny in Damascus, doesn't mean it will be like that up on the mountain! Stay dry! To stay dry, stay cool: Sweat means wet, wet means COLD!