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Vigorous Hikers
Tuesday Hikes Schedule


NOTE: Additional information and details on each hike will be emailed to those on the group list 2 to 4 days before each hike. After it is emailed to the list it will be the top message at http://groups.google.com/group/Vigorous-Hikers. Anyone is welcome to visit the group site and signup for the weekly emails. These hikes and many more for everyone are listed on the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club [PATC] Calendar of Activities. Sierra Club's Potomac Region Outings [PRO], http://www.sierraclub.org/virginia/potomac-region-outings also lists many interesting hikes open to everyone.   

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - Ravens Rock ExcursionThis will be an approx. 18 mile, 3900' elevation hike. We will start at the Ravens Rock trailhead just off of rte 7 at 8am.  Will use the A T   passing Ravens Rock to the Ridge to River Trail. Left to Perimeter Trail. Right on this back to Ridge to River. Right to waterfall. Return on Ridge Trail to A T. Right and back to cars.
Please contact me if you are planning to do this hike.
 Leader,  Lou Hurwitz,   lou.nutshell@hotmail.com 

Tuesday, October 27, 2020 – Harpers Ferry Area –  Starting at the School House Ridge Battlefield, we'll do a hike in the Harpers Ferry area to include battlefield and riverside trails as well as a climb to Maryland Heights and the Stone Fort.  The distance will be about 16 miles with a little over 2000 feet of ascent.
Leader, Tom Kloster, twk07@comcast.net 

Tuesday, November 3, 2020 –Buck Ridge to Sam's Ridge and back - (PATC Map 10)  by Hazel River, White Rocks and Buck Hollow. This is about 17 miles and around 4000 feet.Buck Ridge to Hazel Mtn to Sam's Ridge and back by Hazel River, White Rocks and Buck Hollow. This is about 17 miles and around 4000 feet.
Leader:  Hunt Loftin, hloftin65@gmail.com

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - Browntown, Browntown Trail, AT, Jenkins Gap and Back. -  From Browntown, VA, we will hike up Rt. 631 to the Browntown trail and take the AT to Lands Run Gap. We will return via Lands Run Gap Rd., Rt. 622 and Rt. 634 to Browntown. Approximately 18 mile and 3,500 elevation. (shortcut available)
Leader: Ed Cook,  veetee76@gmail.com 

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - Nethers, Stony Man and Back - Central District SNP. (PATC Map 10) From the Old Rag parking lot we will go up Nicholson Hollow Trail, the AT to the Stony Man peak for lunch. We will return via the Horse Trail, Old Rag Fire Road, Corbin Mtn., and Nicholson Hollow Trails. Approximately 18 miles and 3300 feet ascent. Short cut alternatives are available.
 Leader: Wanda Cruz, wcruz_32225@yahoo.com 
Tuesday, November 24, 2020  - Sugarloaf Mt. Triple-Loop Tour, Maryland - We'll complete 6 of 7 colored trails along with part of the 7th, the Yellow Trail, to total 15.5 miles and 3500 feet of ascent.
Leader: Josh Silverman,  betula54@msn.com 

Tuesday, December 1, 2020--Elizabeth Furnace Figure 8 - (PATC Map G) Starting at the Elizabeth Furnace parking area hikers will take the Tuscarora to Shawl Gap and bearing right (south) take the Sherman Gap and Botts Trails back to Elizabeth Furnace. Hikers will cross over 678 and continue on the Massanutten Trail to the Maneka Peak Trail. Hikers will come back to the Tuscarora and follow it all the way back to Elizabeth Furnace.  About 17 miles and 4000' of elevation. 
Leader: Tom Revesz, tomrevesz1@gmail.com 

Tuesday December 8, 2020 – Big Schloss, “Tom’s” Ridge, & Tibbet Knob – On a recent trip to Big Schloss, Tom noted a rock ridge to the northeast.  Starting at Wolf Gap, we will climb Big Schloss to view this ridge and then attempt an off-trail venture to investigate it.  We will then return to Wolf Gap via Tibbet Knob.  About 15 miles with 3500 feet of ascent.  A longer non-bushwhacking alternative will be available.
Leader: Dave Green, dkgreenva@hotmail.com 

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - Potomac Heritage Trail - Potomac Heritage Trail from Turkey Run Park to Teddy Roosevelt Island and return. 17 miles with 2000’ of elevation. Will meet 8am at Turkey Run Park off of George Washington Parkway.
Leader: Lou Hurwitz,  lou.nutshell@hotmail.com 

Tuesday December 22, 2020 - AT/Neighbor/Knob Mountain Loop -  (PATC Map 9)  Starting at the ELKWALLOW WAYSIDE PARKING LOT, a clockwise loop of the  Appalachian Trail, Neighbor Mt. and Knob Mt.,Trails the Knob Mt. Cutoff Trail back to Elkwallow Parking Lot.  About 15 miles and 2500’ of ascent of elevation gain.
Leader:  Mike Christiani,   mike@cptrllc.com 

Tuesday December 29, 2020 - Arlington Triangle Hike - From Bluemont Park, the hike will follow local bike trails with a loop around Roosevelt Island for a total of 18.5 miles at a fast pace, with negligible elevation change.
Leader: Tom Kloster,  twk07@comcast.net