Summer Hiking Series



Summer Hiking Series


Every Saturday 10:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Jul 1, 2017 through Jul 29, 2017

Put down your laptop, lace up your hiking boots, and come spend a day immersed in nature with your friends and a member of Contemplation@UVA!

We’ll be exploring some new ways to connect and engage with nature, ourselves, and others through basic contemplative practices while hiking beautiful trails in George Washington and Jefferson National Forests and Shenandoah National Park.

Hikes are capped at 20 people, provided we have volunteers to drive, and you can sign up at the link below. There is a $5 fee for hikes in the Shenandoahs (marked below) to cover entrance fee costs (Crabtree Falls and Spy Rock are free of cost). We will meet up and depart at 10:00am and be back between 3:00-4:00pm depending on distance/difficulty.

7/1 Crabtree Falls (3.8 mi)
7/8 Hightop Mountain *Shenandoahs (5.6 mi)
7/15 Frazier Discovery Trail *Shenandoahs (3.6 mi)
7/22 Blackrock Summit *Shenandoahs (5.1 mi)
7/29 Spy Rock (3.1 mi)

This hike is student-led and is open to all UVA students/staff interested in exploring nature and themselves! 

***Be sure to wear active clothing (it’s going to be hot), hiking boots if you have them (or supportive tennis shoes if not), bring AT LEAST 2 LITERS OF WATER PER PERSON and a granola bar/easy snack, WEAR SUNSCREEN, and come ready to hike!***

Please read all the logistical information at the top of the sign up form about pickup/dropoff and the waitlist and be sure to check our Facebook page for the latest updates or possible cancellations due to weather. Happy trails!

Sign up here:

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