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Shenandoah-LONG DISTANCE DAY HIKE SERIES #2 - 30 miles

We hike fast, we hike hard, we hike long. 
Shenandoah National Park long distance hikes series
IMPORTANT: This hike IS NO for the faint of heart and/or the weak knee. This is a very long distance hikes and for some it may be extreme. You are solely and completely responsible for choosing outings that are within your physical and medical ability level, for taking proper clothing, provisions, and equipment along on outings to provide for your personal comfort and safety and for making appropriate decisions to ensure you own safety.

This is more in the ultra-hike section but I won't call it an extreme hike.
It has been several months since my last long distance day hike and all my bones star making a well know noise (like a door hinge without grease) 15 miles hikes are not doing me any good anymore and I guess is time to push the limits one more time.

For this long distance day hike we won't have to travel 9 or 12 straight hour to the high peeks in the northern states so there will be NOT excuse for you not to attend, we can do it right here in our neighbor Shenandoah National Park.
This is a self-support hike and it will take place rain or shine.

Trail description: Route already have been map-it and trails selected (look map above) details will be posted when date of trip get close but hike will take part on Shenandoah Valley

Total climb: 5,147 feet 
Total descent: 5,204 feet
Total distance: 30 mile
Total time: 15 straight hour hike.

Due to the hour/nature of this hike we will camp Friday and Saturday at Mathews Arm Camp ground where the trial head is located , we need to be sure the "late" arrival make back safety after hike. 

NOTE: You are on your own booking a campsite for your self. They do have a 1st come-1st served and reservations.
For online reservation use link bellow:

Wake up time: 3:00 AM.
Hike time star: 4:00 AM.
Tentative finish time: 6:00 PM. (First arrivals)

Friday we eat something on our way to camp, Saturday night after hike we make a cook-out in our campground, bring something to share.
Where: Shenandoah Valley - Mathews Arm Camp ground 
When:   Rain or shine - Friday, August 22, 2014  
                Meeting at Vienna metro at 8:00 pm 
                and/or camp ground at 10 pm. 
How:     This IS A DAY HIKE but we will camp
                Friday and Saturday night on location and
                Sunday morning we drive back home.
GEAR LIST: What you need to bring: 
1.) Tent 
2.) Sleeping bag 
3.) Sleeping pad 
4.) Rain suit or at least poncho (just in case) 
5.) Water shoes/sandals for stream crossing,
       NOT flip-flop 
6.) 2 extra pair of socks. 
7.) Backpacking stove + pot/cup/dish/spoon 
8.) Camel bag/bottle or similar for drinking water. 
9.) Snacks/fruit/power bars, etc. 
10.) Small towel 
11.) Head lamp 
12.) Day hike backpack
Google driving directions:
GPS coordinates: [masked],[masked] 
Cost: Hike trip is free of charge but you will need $18 Skyline Drive entrance fee x car%4 passenger=$5 X head + $ 15 campground fee + Recommended driver gas tip $10 gas fare x person.
Carpool: Don't forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!! 
Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have. 
Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.
Riders: Recommended driver gas tip $10 gas fare 

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  • Darwin

    Saturday long distance day hike, 30 miles and then some.
    4 of us start at 5 am and finish at 6:30 pm, two decide that wasn't long enough and keep on walking a few more miles, on person develop some blister here and there, pop it off, drain, apply two drops of superglue, patch with duct-tape and keep rolling, yeap...just another day hike, that is the way we roll.

    1 · August 25, 2014

  • Darwin

    Have you guys made a decision?

    August 21, 2014

    • Darwin

      Don't have a cell but you can TXT to this number, is for another hiker coming with us[masked]

      August 22, 2014

    • James M.

      Awesome, my plan is to go ahead and pick up the car and join. I will text the above number if something changes!

      1 · August 22, 2014

  • Darwin

    @ James Meehan - On the other group 5 of us are coming and we all will be sharing a single car a little tight but we can manage, now in this group you are the only one that still interested since havent hear a word from Fasika Tefera and his companion and the rest have drop-out.

    August 20, 2014

    • Darwin

      That will be awesome, just make sure that you totally understand all about the description of the trip before your committee, we will have a very long day hiking since is 30 miles long on a single stretch, if you do no have a problem with that and think you have what it takes to part of this adventure you are welcome to join us.
      Everything will go according trip description, if you have any concern-question just let me know.

      August 20, 2014

    • James M.

      Hey @Fasika, that's great! If you have a car that you would be able to drive I would love to hop in and obviously split gas and entrance fee costs!

      2 · August 20, 2014

  • Darwin

    Can you drive?
    We need your help, carpoolers will help whit gas $$

    August 18, 2014

    • Darwin

      I will give 48 hr. to everybody to make a final decision, depending on that we will go ahead or cancel trip.

      August 19, 2014

    • James M.

      Ok, just let me know if I will need to put in a reservation. I actually have a few coupon codes for rental cars so for the 2 days it would only run $70 total.

      1 · August 19, 2014

  • Hua D.

    Sorry guys, a spot just opened for me to go for the ADK "Great Range Traverse"day hike. Have lots of FUN, and can not wait to see all the hiking photos!!

    1 · August 15, 2014

  • James M.

    Really looking forward to this hike, should be a butt-kicker! I don't have a car, is there anyone who is looking to split gas and entrance costs?

    August 11, 2014

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