[TOAC] Backpacking Trip

by Tepper Outdoor Adventure Club

Sports / Recreation

Fri, Sep 23, 2022 8:00 AM –

Sun, Sep 25, 2022 7:00 PM EDT (GMT-4)

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The backpacking trip is going to take place at Dolly Sods Wilderness in West Virginia (3.5 hours from Pittsburgh). We will do the Dolly Sods Full Loop trail. It is 26 miles. This is not a trip for the novice outdoorsperson! TOAC will plan less strenuous hikes in the future, so please do not sign up for this one if you do not have experience backpacking / hiking with a pack / camping. Expected backpack weight is ~25 pounds to be carried for 26 miles over 2.5 days.

Dolly Sods Wilderness Loop Backpacking Guide:
https://intothebackcountryguides.com/trail-guides/dolly-sods-wilderness-loop-backpacking-guide

Tentative Agenda:

Friday, 9/23: Leave Pittsburgh around 9a to arrive at the trailhead around 12:30p/1p. Hike 10 miles to the first camp spot.
Saturday, 9/24: Hike 10 miles to the next camp spot
Sunday, 9/25: Hike 6 miles back to the trailhead. Drive 3.5 hours back to Pittsburgh

To be provided:

Backpacking backpack
Two-person tent
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Cooking stove & pot (one stove per three people)
Fuel for stove

Optional for additional fee:

Food per person: 2 dehydrated dinners, 2 hydrated breakfasts, 4 bars. NOTE: This is not
enough for the trip. Make sure to pack additional food. 3 Rivers Outdoor Company will graciously give a 20% discount on food that we purchase.


We will have a kickoff meeting to arrange details such as carpooling arrangements, tent pairings, additional food to bring, types of clothes to pack, and miscellaneous items to bring, such as bug spray, etc.
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