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tony fiala
(skinIN) - F

Locale: Northern VA
NoVa Backpacking on 11/19/2009 09:15:17 MST Print View

Anybody out there looking to do random weekends around the blue-ridge/shenendoah trails of Northern Virginia? I moved down here a few years ago and can't seem to find anybody reliable or willing to go when it gets a little cold.

Frederick Heath
(rickheath) - F
NoVa Backpacking on 11/19/2009 09:37:03 MST Print View


I'd be down, when things settle down with the family.(probably a few weeks out) Any chance you like to fly fish?


tony fiala
(skinIN) - F

Locale: Northern VA
fishing on 11/19/2009 12:50:31 MST Print View

Never tried fly fishing...but i might be able to make some stealth purchases w/o my fiance finding out.

Jesse McKinney
(jessemckinney) - F

Locale: Mid-Atlantic
Delmarva Backpacking? on 11/19/2009 13:49:48 MST Print View

I live in Annapolis and I would love to get out for some weekend+ trips. I've had limited success meeting up with other hikers on the whiteblaze forum, but almost nobody wants to go out after November. I just got another down layer and would love to test out my sleep system to see how low I can go (limbo?). I've just started section hiking the AT and would love a partner for the Northern Virginia sections. I've completed West Virginia, Maryland, and a bit of Southern Pennsylvania. I've also heard that Dolly Sods is nice as well.

Frederick Heath
(rickheath) - F
fishing/NOVA Backpacking on 11/19/2009 15:05:41 MST Print View


No need to buy anything. If we ever make it work to get out, you can borrow everything you need. Then you can decide if you have another "addiction" before you spend your dough. Otherwise, schedule permitting, I am up for the AT or whatever you/anyone else wants.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: fishing/NOVA Backpacking on 11/19/2009 15:26:01 MST Print View

I belong to a few backpacking groups through in NVa. One is MidAtlantic Backpackers, the other is the South Central PA Backpackers.

I'm an asst. organizer in both, so I organize trips, usually the longer (30-40 miles over 2-3 days) trips. Within the last month and a half I've done Dolly Sods, WV; Black Forest Trail, PA; Allegheny Front Trail, PA; a bit of the AT around Caledonia State Park, PA, and Old Loggers Path, PA. Have another trip slated (someone else's) for the weekend after Thanksgiving. Will be putting more trips together throughout the winter.

So you might want to check out those two groups.

Take care,


Jolly Green Giant
(regultr) - MLife

VIRGINIA Backpacking on 11/19/2009 18:31:37 MST Print View

Count me in. I'm from northern VA, but moved to central Virginia a few years ago. I've been looking for the same, a small group of folks that would like to hit the AT, Shenandoah National Park, and surrounding areas as we all have time - even if just for a "24" overnighter on a weekend. I usually go for 3 season, but I've been looking at winter trips quite a bit lately.

Edited by regultr on 11/19/2009 18:36:34 MST.

tony fiala
(skinIN) - F

Locale: Northern VA
Re: VIRGINIA Backpacking on 11/20/2009 05:52:47 MST Print View

24's are sometimes the best for me, when i can't get away from reality that long. These all sound great to me guys- keep me in mind when yous get some free time, and i will do the same. I am from NY and will be there for thanksgiving, but I could see getting out once before Christmas. I can be pretty much available in a day or two's notice

Edited by skinIN on 11/20/2009 05:53:52 MST.