Take a Hike
A few quick hours away, the mountains make the city, the suburbs, disappear.
Photograph by Jeff Rose
Set your feet onto that wise soil of the Appalachians, your eyes on a waterfall.
Gear for the jaunt, from top: Cap, $21.99, and Native Eyewear sunglasses, $129, both at Blue Ridge. Leatherman tool, $35.99, at Wild River. BPA-free bottle, $12.99 (BRMS). Backpack, $69 (WRO).
Bug-repellent bandana, $15.99 (WRO). Compass, $14.99 (BRMS). Survival kit, $25.99 (WRO). Guide, $9.95 (BRMS).
Salomon trail running shoes, $130 (WRO). FireSteel lighter, $14; Tikkina 2 headlamp, $19.99; shirt, $79.99, all at BRMS.
BLUE RIDGE MOUNTAIN SPORTS
Hilltop North, 1624 Laskin Road, Virginia Beach. 757.422.2201.
Peninsula Town Center, 3440 Von Schilling Drive, Hampton. 757.838.1970.
WILD RIVER OUTFITTERS
Regatta Bay Shops, 3636 Virginia Beach Boulevard, Virginia Beach. 757.431.8566.