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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 30 - Little Devils Stairs, Northern District SNP. (PATC Map 9) Parking at the base of Little Devils Stairs Trail (near the end of SR614), we’ll climb Little Devils Stairs Trail to the AT via the Pole Bridge and Sugarloaf Trails.  We’ll then head south on the AT to the Neighbor Mountain trail and back to the start via the Hull School trail and the Keyser Run Fire Rd.  Total of about 18 miles, with 4300 ft. of climb.
Leader: Tom Kloster

Tuesday, June 6 - 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 17miles with 3000 ft. of ascent.
Leader: Joan D’Alonzo -

Tuesday, June 13 Old Rag/Robertson/White Oak Canyon. (PATC Map 10) Start at White Oak Parking lot, climb up Berry Hollow Fire Road to the Old Rag Parking Lot. Climb Old Rag. Then take Saddle Trail to Weakley Hollow onto Robertson Mountain. From Old Rag Fire Road, connect to seldom used Bridle Trail to White Oak Canyon back to the parking lot. Swimming break optional at end of the hike. About 16-17 miles, 5000 ft. ascent
Leader: Mike Christiani  mike@cptrllc.com

Tuesday, June 20 - Little Schloss, White Rocks and Big Schloss.  (PATC Map F)  A big (18 to 19 miles) loop in the Great North Mt. area of GWNF to its prominent rock outcropping views with about 3000’ of ascent.
Leader: Bob Livezey  bobbilbo@msn.com

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, – 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 in the Spottswood Dining Room of Big Meadows Lodge.  After lunch we will descend to the trailhead for a splash down in the Rose River; about 18 miles with 2800 feet of ascent with shortcut options.
Leader: Dave Green, dkgreenva@hotmail.com – 703/536-5189

Tuesday, July 4 - Pine Hill Trail to AT – Back on Broad Hollow Trail  –We will start at the parking area off Rt. 681 and go down the road, up Pine Hill Gap trail down, down the Short Mtn Trail, up up the Hannah Run trail and across to and up the AT. We will return via the Hazel Mtn and Broad Hollow trials to the start. Approximately 18 miles and 3900 feet elevation gain. Numerous short cut alternatives available. See attached map.
Leader: Gene Whitaker, GeneWhit@gmail.com,

Tuesday, July 11 - Cacapon State Park - (PATC Map L). 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.
 LeaderJoan D’Alonzo  joandalonzo@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 18 - Neighbor Mountain, Jeremy's Run - We will start on Jeremy's Run Road near Rileyville. The hike will go up Neighbor Mountain, pick up the AT Northbound and then hike back down Jeremy's Run. It should give us plenty of opportunities for getting wet in the final miles. We cross Jeremy's Run about 13 times on our way down, and there is supposed to be a nice waterfall towards the end. We can have lunch at Elkwallow Wayside. The hike is approximately 15 miles and includes about 3000 feet of ascent.
Leader: Mike Evanoff evanoffmj@gmail.com

Tuesday, July 25 - Great Falls, Md.  We will meet at 8am at the parking lot across from Old Angler’s Inn on MacArthur Blvd at 8am. We will hike Billy Goat B, C, and A, to the Overlook, River, Ford Mine, and Gold Mine trails and return on the Berma rd. Total approx. 17 mi and 1500’ elevation.
Leader: Lou Hurwitz at lou.nutshell@hotmail.com   703-623-9619

Tuesday, Aug. 1--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: David Saah davidm.saah@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 8 - 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 August 15 - Nethers, Nicholson Hollow, Skyland and Return.- Central SNP. (PATC Map 10) From the Old Rag parking lot we will go up Nicholson Hollow Trail, the AT, and returning 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: Mina Goodrich Larrymina@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 22 – Snickers Gap to Keys Gap and return (PATC Map_7) Starting from the parking lot located at the north side of Rt. 7 at the intersection with Rt. 601, we will hike north on the AT towards Keys Gap. After 8 miles, we will stop for lunch and return. 16 mi. 3500 ft.
Leader: Barry Winkelman (cfarerinc@gmail.com) 301-367-7547

Tuesday August 29 - Appalachian Trail, Jenkins Gap (SNP), Northern SNP - Northern District SNP (Map 9) - AT south from Route 522 trailhead over Compton Peak (2 interesting side trails, view and/or hexagonal columns) to Jenkins Gap; Jenkins Gap Trail to Route 634; right onto Route 622 to Lands Run Gap Road up to the gap at Skyline Drive; down Hickerson Hollow Trail to 600 to right on 602; left on AT back to cars. We will head for ice cream, frozen yogurt, etc at Spelunker's located in Front Royal.
Leader: Mike Christiani