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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, May 22 - AT/Sky Meadows. (PATC map 8).Beginning at the AT parking lot on Rte. 601 just north of Rte. 50, we will head south on the AT to Sky Meadows State Park where we will explore the trails and enjoy the views. About 17 miles with 3000 ft. of ascent.
Leader: Joan D’Alonzo - 
joandalonzo@gmail.com  302-530-4202

Tuesday, May 29 - Vigorous Hikers - Little Schloss and Big Schloss Loop.  (PATC Map F)  Start and finish (with splashdown) at Little Stony Creek counterclockwise to the two most prominent rock outcroppings in the Great North Mt., GWNF.  About 18 miles and 3000’ of ascent. 
Leader
Bob Livezey  bobbilbo@msn.com

Tuesday, June 5 – Massanutten Hike and Shenandoah Paddle (PATC Map G).  Beginning at the Downriver Canoe Company (http://www.downriver.com) at Bentonville Landing, climb the Tuscarora Trail to the Massanutten Trail south, descend the Indian Grave Ridge Trail to Seak Ford Landing, pick up the delivered kayaks or canoes to paddle down the Shenandoah back to Bentonville Landing. 12 miles hiking, 1800 ft. ascent, 12 miles paddling. Canoe/kayak reservations will be made by the Leader in advance. Non-paddling option available.
 Leader: Barry Winkelman (cfarerinc@gmail.com) 301-367-7547

Tuesday, June 12 - Nethers, Passamaquoddy, Skyland and Back - Central District SNP. (PATC Map 10) From the Old Rag parking lot we will go up Nicholson Hollow Trail, the AT and the Passamaquoddy Trail to Skyland's back door for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the lawn. 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:
Steve Brown  swbmit77@verizon.net

Tuesday, June 19 Vigorous Hikers - Knob Mountain/Neighbor Mountain Loop.  (PATC Map 9)  Starting at the Jeremy’s Run Trailhead, a clockwise loop of the Knob Mt., Appalachian, and Neighbor Mt. Trails with a splash-down near the end.  About 18.5 miles and 3500’ of ascent.
Leader:
Mike Christiani  mike@cptrllc.com

Tuesday, June 26 Overall Run -  Northern SNP (PATC Map 9). Parking at the end of VA 630 out of Bentonville, we’ll start on the Thompson Hollow Trail, turning right on the Overall Run Trail to the Beecher-Overall Connecting Trail. From there we’ll ascend to the Matthews Arm Campground on the Heiskell Hollow Trail. From Matthews Arm, we’ll follow the Elkwallow Trail to turn north on the AT and then back to the starting point on the Overall Run Trail. This circuit is about 16 miles with about 3500 ft of climb.
Leader:
Tom Kloster  twk07@comcast.net

Tuesday, July 3 – Big Meadows Luncheon with Rose River Splash Down – Central District SNP. From the Rose River trailhead, we will visit President Hoover’s Rapidan Camp before having a leisurely lunch at Big Meadows Lodge.  After lunch we will descend to the trailhead for a splash down in the Rose River; about 18 miles with 3000 feet of ascent.
Leader: Dave Green, dkgreenva@hotmail.com – 703/536-5189

Tuesday, July 10 - Around Hazel Mountain. (PACT Map 10) Starting at Rt. 600 and ascend to the AT via Hazel River, White Rocks, Hazel Mt., and Meadow Spring Trails. Then follow the AT south to the Leading Ridge Trail and return to the start via the Skyline Drive and Hanna Run, Catlett Mt., Hazel Mt. and Sam’s Ridge Trails. About 16 miles with a total of 3600 ft of ascent.
Leader: Tom Kloster

Tuesday, July 17 - Cacapon State Park Hike with optional Splashdown. 8:45am. Starting at the nature center, we will explore the park using the park trails, a fire road and a gravel road, making two climbs of Cacapon Mountain. Optional splashdown at the swimming beach afterward. About 16 miles, 3400 feet elevation gain.
Leader: Joan D'Alonzo, 302-530-4202, joandalonzo@gmail.com

Tuesday, July, 24 --Trout Pond/Gr. N. Mtn. (PATC Map F) We will do a figure-8 circuit to include Trout Pond, Great N. Mtn,  Laurel Spur and Run, Stack Rock, and Long Trails back to TPRA. We will be able to cool off in Rockcliff Lake.  17 mi., 3200' elevation.
Leader:
Josh Silverman, betula54@msn.com

Tuesday, August 31 - Nethers, Passamaquoddy, Skyland and Back - Central District SNP. (PATC Map 10) From the Old Rag parking lot we will go up Nicholson Hollow Trail, the AT and the Passamaquoddy Trail to Skyland's back door for a relaxing lunch in the restaurant or on the lawn. 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: Gene Whitaker, GeneWhit@gmal.com

Tuesday, Aug. 7  Pond Run/White Rocks- Starting where the Old Mine Trail intersects Waites Run Road, hikers will head toward Pond Run and climb the trail to Half Moon Overlook. Hikers will then double back to the Tuscarora before descending on Old Mail and Wilson Cove. PATC Map F. ca. 17 miles, and 2500' of climbing.
Leader: David Saah  davidm.saah@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 14 - Old Rag, Corbin Mtn. and Back - Central District SNP. (PATC Map 10) From the Old Rag parking lot hike up the Old Rag Ridge Trail and take the Saddle Trail down and then up the Old Rag Fire Rd. and down the Corbin Mtn. Trail to the Nicholson Hollow Tail. After a cooling dip in the swimming hole we will return to the parking lot. (About 16 miles and 3100 feet elevation gain.)
Leader: Mike Christiani  mike@cptrllc.com

Tuesday, August 21 - AT Out and Back, Thornton Gap to Little Stony Man Cliffs - Central District SNP. (PATC Map 10)  Stay high, stay cool.  Non-stop great views on this AT out and back with a short side trip to Mary's Rock - 17 miles and about 4000 feet of ascent.
Leader:
 Bob Livezey

Tuesday, August 21 - North of New Market Gap- Starting from New Market Gap we will hike a northern loop visiting the summit of both Stickler and Duncan Knobs. Approximately 15 miles with 2500’ of elevation gain.
Leader: Steve Brown, swbmit77@verizon.net

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