$25 (nonmembers $28). Long hike: 11.4 mi., 4200 ft. ascent, 2400 ft. descent. Short hike: 8.2 mi., 3200 ft. ascent, 1700 ft. descent
For a reprieve from Washington’s oppressive July sizzle, don’t miss our outing in Shenandoah’s Central District–typically 10 degrees cooler than in D.C. From Rt. 648, we’ll take a variety of trails--Upper Dark Hollow Trail,Rapidan Fire Rd, Stony Mtn Trail, Rose River Fire Rd and Rose River Trail--to the swimming hole at the base of Rose River Falls, one of the park’s best. After a cooling swim, we continue on the Rose River Trail to Fishers Gap on the Skyline Drive, where the short hike ends. Long hikers then embark upon a northbound stretch of the AT to Hawksbill
Leaders: Mark Tune 703/401--2719 & Al Havinga 703/683--1958
You must RSVP and pay for this hike on Meetup. Only call the hike leaders if you have questions regarding the hike.
For additional details, see www.capitalhikingclub.org
Virginia Bus Routing: Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before departure time listed below. All departure points are Metro accessible; however, if you are driving, please use only the Vienna Metro departure point, as parking is extremely limited at other locations.
Departure points and times are as follows:
DC - 16th and I St., NW, at 8:00 a.m.
Rosslyn – Key Bridge Marriott Hotel Bus Stop at approximately 8:10 a.m.
Vienna Metro – North Lot, Fair Lakes Bus Shelter (Nutley St. Exit off Interstate 66 on North/Vienna side of I-66) at approximately 8:25 a.m.
If you are a first time hiker with us, please let the hike leaders know so that they can insure that you know where to meet the bus. If you've RSVP'd with us, we don't want to leave you behind.
Reservations: The Capital Hiking Club is a non-profit group, and the public is invited to join on all trips. Member cost is $25.00. Non-member cost is $28.00. Non-members please enter $28.00 in the cost for this event.
Bring sufficient food and water for a day's outing in a day pack or fanny pack with individual First Aid articles, a whistle, and extra clothing according to the season. Sturdy boots or shoes are a necessity. It is recommended to carry 8 oz. of water per mile to be hiked. Gatorade or other electrolyte replacement drinks are also recommended.
For more information, visit our website and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions at www.capitalhikingclub.org.
Liability Hikers are responsible for their own safety and must assume risks and liability for all outings. CHC leaders, officers, and representatives shall not be liable for any injuries, loss or damage to persons or property, direct or consequential, arising out of any trips or Club activities. Hikers must be able to keep a 2 mph pace.
(Optional) Membership $12.00 per year. Mail a check to our Membership Director to receive a quarterly hike schedule and reduced rates.