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Day Hike - James Run/Austin/Furnace mountain/Big run trails-19 mile.

  • McDonald's Parking Lot

    361 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA (map)

    38.726307 -77.803635

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  • James Run/Austin-Furnace mountain/Big run trails.

    Come out in the cold on a Saturday morning and enjoy a good "killing workout" hike, wind and maybe snow on the ground that will make the scenery that much better. The trail is marked but there will be intersections that hikers will need to be aware of in order to make the complete 19 mile loop .
    Let's start the early morning hikes with one of the harder trails, w
    ell, 3 of them combined in 1.

    The James Run/Austin-Furnace mountain/Big run trail is a very strenuous 19 mile hike that will help you escape the city and feel like you accomplished something tough.
    This trail is one of the farthest away from the DC area that is good for a day hike and totally that is worth driving to (decline, incline, nice views). With the early morning hike, you still have time for plans that night. If you attend, best not to commit to anything else before 8:00 pm though.

    Please review the trail summary. This isn't an easy hike (mainly due to the trail length and constant incline on the 2nd half of the trail) so please absolutely consider your physical condition if attending this activity, you have to be on your prime.

    After completing the hike, for those interested we will invade Hazel River Grill, a local establishment to partake in a early dinner and some drafts.

    This hike is absolutely NOT for the weak knee/ankle/foot nor for those with low stamina.

    Trail summary: For more details check the following link:
    http://files.meetup.com/263185/James_Run-Austin-Furnace-Big_run%20map.pdf

    When: 7:00am - will leave promptly at 7:30 am so arrive a few minutes early.
    Meetup location: McDonald's in Warrenton, VA. 361 Broadview Avenue (40 minutes outside of DC).
    Trailhead location:[masked], [masked], Browns Gap Parking, located about 1 hour and 45 minutes from Warrenton, VA. Estimated arrival time is 7:15 am.
    Details: Plan for a good 8-9 hour hike – don't forget to bring a pack, snacks, water and comfortable footwear that won't fall apart!
    Cost: Depending on arrival time - $15 car entry fee to skyline drive per vehicle to be shared among carpool riders and drivers. Also, budget about $5.00 for gas share. No vehicle charge for those with a National or Shenandoah Park Pass
    Weather: This is an adventure group - We go RAIN OR SHINE! But, keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately! Also, access to this trailhead is dependent on Skyline drive gates being open. They will close if conditions warrant it.
    Update for Skyline Drive will be checked evening of Dec. 14th, 2012.
    Gear-Clothes: Winter gear is a "must" in this event,dress in layers, hat/gloves will use most  the time. Bring a head lamp.

    Carpool: Remember the metro does not run at[masked]am.
    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.

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  • Darwin

    In trip description I state:
    Update for Skyline Drive will be checked evening of Dec. 14th, 2012.
    I spoke whit the ranger I they told me that Skyline drive will be close from 6pm to 9am every night during winter to avoid illegal hunters. Our trip was schedule to star whit first day light 7am and will end on the dark around 7-8pm, in both cases the Skyline will be close, we will no be able to drive in and if we do we won't e able to drive out., this is the reason I have to cancel this trip but I'm looking for another location whit similar distance where there will no be restrictions driving in and out.

    December 14, 2012

  • Darwin

    @ ALL - ATTENTION, Hike will be cancel since Skyline drive will be close for at the planed hike star time.
    I'm really sorry if this may cause any inconvenient.
    I will post another hike in another area soon.

    December 13, 2012

  • Darwin

    About map-trail description I decide to send it as an email/attachment to any one interested instead of making public.

    December 5, 2012

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