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Sunrise from the Summit of Old Rag Mountain

Lets enjoy the sunrise in Old Rag Mountain.

This will be a demanding hike because of the time frame so please consider your physical strength.

The Old Rag Mountain hike in the Shenandoah National Park is one of the most popular hikes in the mid-Atlantic region.
With many spectacular panoramic views, and one of the most challenging rock scrambles in the park, this circuit hike is a favorite of many hikers.

This is the only hike we give a 5 star rating for the views. 
  Many hikers also prefer to do this loop counterclockwise, thereby tackling the rock scramble on the Ridge Trail on the downhill. Either way, the rock scramble can be challenging, being both steep, and requiring climbing through cracks in the rock. The best bet to enjoy this great hike is hit summit at 5:00 AM to see and enjoy the Sun rise and to make even more interested we will be back the same way we did come up scramble included, yeap, that's right we won't take the grandma trail (boring fire road) to came back.
Hike information: http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/OldRag/

Star time: 2:30 am.
If you are not there 10 minutes early, then you already late.  
Pace: Moderate
No time to small the flowers that we won't be able to see anyway.
Gear required:  Head lamp, Gloves/wool cap/extra layers, we don't want you frozen your butt on the summit.
I'll bring my camping stove to make some tea/coffee to help warm us all. 

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  • Darwin

    Please, share your pictures whit us.

    April 13, 2014

  • Darwin

    Great weather, we were lucky that rain some where else and not in our path, hike when as plane and we did summit at 5 am.
    Thanks to all the champions that endure a fast pace up the mountain and hope the rest of the week was smooth for all, see you all in the next adventure.

    April 13, 2014

  • Mike

    Jennifer and I are heading out from the metro station now.

    April 12, 2014

  • Rob L

    All, we'll push off from Vienna at 12:10. See you all there!

    April 12, 2014

  • Cameron D.

    Darwin I don't know if you got my text. I was unable to meetup with val. I'm on my way to Vienna metro but may get there at 11:50-11:55

    April 11, 2014

    • Rob L

      Darwin is having phone issues, but we'll see you when you get here.

      April 11, 2014

  • Rob L

    All, Darwin and I are at Vienna Metro. Will head out around midnight as planned.

    April 11, 2014

  • Peter C

    My fuel pump went out today. Have fun everyone

    April 11, 2014

  • Darwin

    See you all at Vienna Metro North side Kiss&Ride area, 11:45 pm today.

    April 11, 2014

  • Thomas M.

    Really wanted to make this. Any plans to do it again?

    April 11, 2014

  • Darwin

    ATTENTION ALL: For the ones coming from MD-DC-VA what if we pre-meet at Vienna Metro at 11:45 pm so we can consolidate carpool situation, the lest cars that we take on the road the better.
    Will be at the front door of the Vienna metro, North parking lot, Kiss&Ride area, next to cab parking.
    DO NOT get into the first parking area unless you are planing no to drive other wise you will have to pay for parking to get out of there.

    April 10, 2014

  • Rupen

    Hello,
    Anyone from Herndon/Northern VA that would like to carpool?

    April 5, 2014

    • Ross G.

      Hmm. I'm actually going to have a full car now. There are four including myself attending in my group.

      April 9, 2014

    • Rob L

      No worries Ross. I'll just drive then.

      April 10, 2014

  • Cameron D.

    I'm good with Carpooling too. I'm coming from Columbia, and can provide a ride or join others.

    March 31, 2014

    • Val

      Cameron, I texted Darwin already. I think it will be the 3 of us. Here is my number[masked]-5470. Lets get the logistics all straightened out before Sat.

      April 9, 2014

    • Darwin

      OK, them Viena Metro work for me as well.
      It will take 1:45 hr. to get to old Rag parking lot from Vienna Metro, my suggested time of departure from there is mid-night, which allow us to stop by some place along the way and get an snack.

      April 9, 2014

  • Joshua H.

    So meet at 2:30 and summit by 5am?

    March 25, 2014

    • Joshua H.

      I wish I could summit at that pace. I need an extra hour I think. Have a great time!

      March 25, 2014

    • Darwin

      Actually we won't make to the summit 'till 5:45 am.

      April 7, 2014

  • Val

    I live in Frederick if someone would like to carpool. I can pick anyone up on my way.

    March 29, 2014

  • Cameron D.

    This is a great hike with even better views. This will be my first time at the summit at sunrise.

    March 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't wait Darrin since I had so much fun on the last ine I did with you. If you need any assistance co-leading I am happy to assist.

    1 · March 24, 2014

    • Darwin

      Hey Devon, happy to have you aboard.

      March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Darwin.

      March 25, 2014

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