South Mtn Backpacking - Jan 18

Image by Loren Sztajer

Update: Due to some washed out roads at Powhatan we have had to change to the plan B trip. We are heading to South Mountain State Park near Marion, NC. All packing is the same, times are the same, just a different location.


This will be a winter backpacking skills trip in Powhatan, VA.

Important: Monday January 14th there will be a "Shakedown". Bring your backpacks completely packed. Even if you are not going on the trip!

Friday, January 18th we will leave the Hut at 5:30pm. We will be staying at the Powhatan Base Camp.

Saturday, January 19th we will be hiking 12 miles on the Powhatan Reservation trails and finish the day at the White Oak camp site.. The elevation will vary between 2300 and 3000 feet and we will have some creek crossings.

Sunday, January 20th we will hike back 2 miles to the Powahatan Base Camp and will tour Claytor Lake Adventure Base camp (a camp that caters to older Scouts looking for thrills on the water). before leaving. We should be back at the Hut around 3:30pm;