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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 14 - Bull Run Occoquan Trail out and back from Fountainhead Park. Out and back hike heading north on Bull Run Occoquan Trail from Fountainhead Park.  17 miles, 2400 ft. gain.
Leader: Carol Christensen  c.christensen@comcast.net

Tuesday May 21 - AT/Sky Meadows. 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. (PATC Map 8)
Leader: Joan DAlonzo  joandalonzo@gmail.com

Tuesday, May 28 - Riprap and Wildcat Ridge with Optional Turk Mountain Climb.  We will duplicate Jack Thorsen's May 2006 wallfall and wildflower hike with the added option of climbing Turk Mountain.  Starting at the Riprap trailhead in the SNP southern section, we will visit Riprap Falls, Chimney Rock, and Calvary Rocks before descending Wildcat Ridge.  There is an optional 7-mile out and back climb of Turk Mountain.  11 to 18 miles with up to 4000 feet of ascent.
Leader: Dave Green dkgreenva@hotmail.com

Tuesday June 4 - Great Falls and Riverbend Parks (VA). Description: We’ll hike about 15 miles exploring Great Falls NP trails, up Difficult Run a bit, and then over to Riverbend Park. Rocks, cliffs, woods, streams, and the Potomac.
Leader: Bob Livezey  bobbilbo@msn.com

Tuesday June 11 - Up Buck Hollow and Around and Back.  (PATC map 10) From the Rt. 211 parking area above Sperryville we will climb Buck Hollow and Skyline Drive to Hanna Run. We will then go down Hanna Run to Nicholson Hollow and up Hot Short Mtn. Trail. We will then take Hazel Mtn. Trail to Buck Ridge and back to the parking area.(17.5 miles and 3800 ft. of climb)
Leader: Bruce M. Freedman, bfreedman58@aol.com

Tuesday June 18 - Halfmoon and White Rocks. Starting at Waites Run, hikers will do a counterclockwise circuit up to Halfmoon, White Rocks, and down the Wilson Cove trail. 16 miles & 2300' elevation. PATC Map F. 
Leader:  David Saah  davidm.saah@gmail.com

Tuesday June 25 - AT South from Rt 522 over Compton Peak. Northern District SNP (Map 9) - AT south from Route 522 over Compton Peak; Jenkins Gap to Route 634 to Route 622 to Lands Run Gap Road down Hickerson Hollow Trail to Route 600 to a right on Route 602 then a left on Appalachian Trail. 18 miles/3700 feet elevation.
Leader: Mike Christiani  mike@cptrllc.com