As I won't be able to take a whole long weekend off and enjoy possible snow loads in upstate NY or NH I propose a day hike for Saturday Feb 16th.
It'll be in the Signal Knob area 1.5 h drive from DC. Covering 21 miles with a modest (well, that depends on the perspective I guess) elevation gain of 5000 feet this could be a good hike for people who do not know if they can make 20 miles per day. The figure 8 loop also would allow people to stop hiking after 15 miles if necessary.
Here's the map:
We will maintain a brisk pace, with a few stops to take in the views.
We would meet somewhere in DC or in the suburbs depending on who will join. As I don't own a car I would appreciate a ride or I can get a Zipcar for the day. By signing up please let us know if you can offer a ride or need one.
Weather will be going to be on the cloudy side, with high temps around 40F. Be prepared for some snow on the ground (microspikes etc) and from above (shell). It might be windy.
I will open that hike to everyone but I will require you to answer a few questions when you RSVP. This is mandatory! After all, everyone should enjoy the event, and I need to make sure everyone has the abilities to do so.