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Car Camping & White Oak Canyon Hike Shenandoah National Park

Canoe and Overnight Camping on Susquehanna River

Great Channels Slot Canyon Day Hike and Yurt Camping


Car Camping & White Oak Canyon Hike Shenandoah National Park
Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19, 2018
Shenandoah National Park
Stanley, VA
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
$20 members, $30 non-members
Level: 10.0 miles
All levels welcome.

We will meet up Saturday morning to set up our campsite at a campground in Shenandoah National Park before starting our hike to White Oak Canyon. One of the most popular hikes in Shenandoah National Park, White Oak Canyon follows a beautiful stream with numerous waterfalls along the way. The ascent is steep and strenuous, but we will rest often and enjoy the six falls that range from 45 to 86 feet along a rugged and rocky gorge. On Sunday, after a leisurely breakfast, we will break camp and depart for home.

Campground rules restrict number of tents per site so tent sharing among participants could be necessary.

Gear sharing, carpooling, meal planning, and all other trip details will be worked out by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of camping equipment to lend as a member benefit.

This trip is Saturday to Sunday. There is an entry fee to Shenandoah National Park which is not included in the registration fee.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 8, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Canoe and Overnight Camping on Susquehanna River
Saturday-Sunday, September 15-16, 2018
Marysville, PA
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
$90 members, $110 non-members
All lebels welcome.

This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves to canoe and camp or is ready to give it a try! We will paddle approximately 8 miles each day on Saturday and Sunday enjoying amazing views and wildlife from the river. We will spend Saturday night camping at a primitive backcountry island location along the river near the halfway point. This is a great opportunity to test your backpacking and paddling skills!

The canoe outfitter provides canoes and PFDs. It is recommended you have water shoes or old sneakers, no flip-flops.

Carpooling, meal planning, gear sharing 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 is Saturday to Sunday.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, August 29, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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Great Channels Slot Canyon Day Hike and Yurt Camping
Friday-Snday, November 9-11, 2018
Marion, VA
2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
$80 members, $90 non-members
Level: 9, 7.0 miles

Escape for a long weekend in southwest Virginia where we will day hike a maze of slot canyons similar to what could be found in the southwestern United States! The sandstone formations in Great Channels Natural Area Preserve create a maze of trails and rocks and is one of Virginia's most geologically fascinating areas and a hidden-gem of a hike.

Our overnight lodging is in Yurts which are round dwellings on a wooden deck with sleeping arrangements for 4. Yurts bridge the gap between tent camping and staying in a cabin with no electricity. Outside is a fire ring, picnic table, water pump and nearby comfort station with hot showers.

Participants should be prepared for cold weather hiking and camping. Gear sharing, meal planning, carpooling and all other details will be worked out by email the week before the trip.

This trip is mid-day Friday to Sunday.

Registration Deadline: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 5:00 p.m.

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