New Meetup: Training Hike: The Peak - SNP, Virginia

From: TaniaP
Sent on: Monday, November 30, 2009 9:44 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for DC Mountain Madness!

What: Training Hike: The Peak - SNP, Virginia

When: January 9,[masked]:30 AM

The Peak
Skyline Drive
Front Royal, VA 22630

I've never done this hike, but it looks pretty nasty! According to Hiking Upward: The Peak is "one of the toughest day hikes in the entire SNP. The Peak circuit has spectacular views along the AT and Marshall Mountain, and a grueling straight up and down climb of The Peak two thirds along the hike."

16.8 miles, 3,255 ft elevation gain and Hiking Upward rates it a 6 (on a scale of 1-5) for difficulty.

It's two hours from downtown DC, a few miles north of Sperryville. Because of the length of the hike, we'll have to leave extremely early or risk finishing the hike in the dark (bring your headlamps just in case). I'm open to going down the night before too. We'll figure out the carpool spot(s) based on who all is coming and from where etc. as the date draws closer.

This is a training hike for which I'll have to train I think...

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