Call Today 877-677-8695
Resident Survey
Old Mill Town Homes
725 Mill Stream Lane
Lynchburg, VA 24502

Old Mill Townhomes Blog


Hiking Tips - Lynchburg, VA

- Monday, July 01, 2013

Our apartments in Lychburg, VA are surrounded by beautiful mountains and gorgeous hiking trails. While the summer weather is  here, many of our residents have been and will be taking in the scenery on these area trails. But, as most folks in Virginia have heard, hiking can be treacherous, especially if you are new at it.

Would you know what to do if you were lost, unprepared, or trapped out on the trail?

It's easy to assume when you leave the house for a day hike, you'll be back in a few hours. But the trail can play tricks, and you never know when that day hike will turn into a test of survival.

Mike Mitchell is a lifelong hiker. And he has some hiking tips for all the hikers out there.

"For most people that just start off wanting to hike and just wanting to walk, they think it's a flat level walk in the park and it turns out to be an ordeal in the mountains" said Mitchell.

He says the number one mistake when heading out on a hike, is a lack of preparedness. "You need a map, to familiarize yourself with the area, need to prepare to stay outdoors all day, maybe even overnight" he said.

Do your hiking homework. Don't head out without a trail route in mind. Plot it out on a map, and have definitive start and finish points.

People should not to carry any more than a quarter of their body weight. Also, know your physical limits. Don't go on a weekend hiking excursion if you can barely make it up the driveway.

"These are all things that can help you survive throughout the night" pointed out, Andrea Futrell, the owner of Outdoor Trails in Lynchburg.

Here are the top selling essentials for any backpacking trip.

Make sure that you have plenty of hydration, food and energy supplements, fire starting material, in case you get stuck at night you have a way to start a fire, a head lamp for the same reason.

A first-aid kit, and the right shoes are critical as well.

Another tip, especially for novice hikers is don't test your luck, stay on the trail. They're marked for a reason, and if you stick to them, you can almost always guarantee you'll make it home at the end of the day.


Recent Posts


halloween events holiday movies exam study tips campus safety Valentine’s Day corn nuggets waterparks, Lynchburg keeping new years resolutions town homes in Lynchburg, VA Day at the Point old mill apartments looking for a roommate website apartments in Lynchburg, VA Backpack for Kids program off campus apartments in Lynchburg, VA heavy metal jam Oscar nominations three bedroom apartment, Lynchburg, VA how to set priorities Virginia 10 Miler Race Bride of the Year Extravaganza health tips gift donations Lynchburg, VA off-campus housing Lynchburg, VA townhouses in Lynchburg, VA new years resolutions Thanskgiving 2012 Holiday book list cutting down on college expenses renting textbooks apartment pets Operation Christmas Child, Lynchburg, VA when to move renting in Lynchburg increase gas mileage pancake recipe HHHunt Apartment Homes most job openings get a better night's sleep budget friendly meals one bedroom apartment, Lynchburg, VA St Patrick's day party 3 bedroom apartments in Lynchburg, VA renting in retirement New Years Eve date improve indoor air quality how to fix a credit score happiest cities in America insomnia off campus apartments old mill Lynchburg christmas parade off campus housing lights, camera Lynchburg video competition Live Healthy Lynchburg bangers and mash hot crossed buns recipe student apartments in Lynchburg, VA reasons to rent hiking tips improve a credit score how to remove carpet stains rent or own four bedroom apartment, Lynchburg, VA improve apartment air quality Friday Cheers Lynchburg in Southern Living Lynchburg, VA veterans day events Lynchburg, VA Valentine’s Day ideas improve credit score decorating on a budget feng shui apartments renter's insurance Bridal show, lynchburg scents for homes decorating tips libery mountain Virginia college student housing Lynchburg, VA lynchburg road runners - VA student housing in Lynchburg, VA student friendly apartments, Lynchburg, VA townhomes in Lynchburg, VA nuggets apartment decorating ideas civil war exhibit Lynchburg Museum townhome in Lynchburg, VA college expenses restaurant week, Lynchburg, VA live music in Lynchburg food pantries in Lynchburg great movies fix your credit score Lynchburg festivals pet halloween costumes Lynchburg fireworks healthy budget friendly meals Holiday book list Thanskgiving cookie recipe healthy easy meals holiday gift donations Lynchburg, VA chinese new year what is renter's insurance for 100 Mile Challenge recipes tax deductions for renters off campus housing in Lynchburg, VA campus safety tips pet moving tips first Fridays theater in lynchburg bike trails in Lynchburg, VA holiday lights mardi gras shrimp recipe town homes, Lynchburg, VA what renters should know pancake bar recipe pet friendly apartments march awareness days off campus apartments, Lynchburg Lynchburg Museum pet friendly apartments, Lynchburg, VA St. Patrick's Day recipe fried shrimp recipe football food why rent healthy snack ideas what to do in Lynchburg, VA restaurant week Lynchburg dog park townhouse in Lynchburg, VA Lynchburg restaurant week Irish Soda Bread recipe how to get a better night's sleep looking for roommates two bedroom apartment, Lynchburg, VA fall decorating ideas Liberty Mountain Snowflex Centre jobs with the most opportunity awareness days spraygrounds, Lynchburg apartment in Lynchburg, VA town houses in Lynchburg, VA valentine's day ideas Lynchburg music festivals off campus apartments, Lynchburg, VA Lynchburg fourth of july tailgating recipes Interlocken Music Festival New Years Eve date ideas movie suggestions live music Lynchburg donate to charity 2 bedroom apartments in Lynchburg, VA renting in Lynchburg, VA perfect apartment pets study tips things to do in Lynchburg, VA do i need renter's insurance Janurary events in lynchburg lose weight halloween events Lynchburg, VA rent or buy Best Mountain Town local heavy metal bands how much rent can I afford Downtown Lynchburg, VA halloween recipes renting vs owning heart health Old Mill Townhomes Lynchburg holiday events college student apartments in Lynchburg, VA decorating ideas off campus student apartments, Lynchburg time management favorite cookie recipes things to do in Lynchburg town house in Lynchburg, VA how to improve credit score easy corn nuggets how to fix your credit score mardi gras recipe St Patrick's day menu ideas renting vs buying renting St Patrick's day menu carpet stains Best of 2013 in Lynchburg Old Mill Townhomes - VA best time to move