This will be a liesurely paced, great for beginners, backpack trip.
We will meet at the parking area, next to Hardees in Dublin, Va. On Rt 100 at 12:00. We will shuttle a few vehicles to The South Ribble trailhead just past Dismal Falls, then head over to Sugar Run rd. At the At crossing, we will hike southbound 7.3 miles to Wapiti shelter. Lots of tent sites, close to a secluded lake. We will spend a relaxing night around the fire and maybe listen for the ghosts. Next morning, after a breakfast, we will hike 1.5 miles to the vehicles at South Ribble.
You will need a good sleeping system, cooking kit, food, at least 3 litres of water, a headlamp, appropriate shoes and clothing. Recommend bug spray of some kind and a complete change of clothes. We will go rain or shine, so have a good rain cover for your pack and personal rain gear. Have paracord and carabiner to hang a bear bag.
Message me with any questions. Roanoke folks meet at orange market at 11:00, suggested carpool fee $4.00. NRV members meet in the Hardees Dublin parking lot.