Cold Mountain-Mount Pleasant Two Night Backpacking Trip
Saturday-Monday, May 27-29 2017
Buena Vista, VA
George Washington National Forest
8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
$30 members, $40 non-members
Level: 12.0 miles
Intermediate and advanced.
Can’t make it to Scotland or Switzerland anytime soon to hike those spectacular high mountain meadows? We have the next best thing just a few hours from DC! Join us on this backpacking adventure that offers spectacular high mountain meadows and an ever-changing landscape – a perfect sampling of Virginia’s varied scenery from lush green beds of ferns sheltered by old hardwoods to tunnels of pine trees to wide meadow-like clearings.
Our route will combine the Cold Mountain and Mount Pleasant loops to make a Figure Eight where we will enjoy multiple mountain vistas with 360 degree views. The saddle between the two peaks is cited as some of the best on the east coast!
Gear sharing, meal planning, carpooling, and all other details will be worked out by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of backpacking equipment to lend as a member benefit.
This trip takes place Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday through Monday.
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2017