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Thanks to everyone who attended and sorry Liz for missing you. Since we had to do a alternate hike due to the risk of closure/ advice of rangers I appreciate everyone going with the flow we can't beat mother nature after all. I will have Kellie repost this hike for around the time the trees bud/spring flowers and a little more early start time to enjoy more.
2 · March 26
Here is what l found on Mary's Rock Legend of the hike we did today and btw, nothing yet about her jumping off the rock, sighh..Mary's Rock has its fair share of legends of how the rock was named. One story claims that Francis Thornton wed Mary Savage and brought her up the mountain to show her the lands they would own together. Another legend claims that Thornton had a daughter named Mary, who climbed up the mountain when she was young and came back with a bear cub under her arm. Yet another states that it was named after the wife of William Randolph Barbee.
Mary's Rock Tunnel
Mary's Rock Tunnel is a 610-foot (190 m) long tunnel blasted through the mountain that Skyline Drive passes through. Constructed in 1932, it is considered one of the engineering feats of Skyline Drive.
2 · March 24
So sorry I missed the hike. I got to Elk Wallow Wayside at 10 am and didn't find anyone ... now I know why. Long drive for no hike ... guess that will teach me to check meetup.com before leaving on a hike. The good news is I now have my season pass to the park so I'll look forward to future hikes. :) Hope you had a great time! Liz
1 · March 24
Sorry l missed saying goodbye to leader Brian and others. Was checking out the GPS tracker without glasses, hehe and did not walk over from the parking lot, thinking l would have opportunity to thank you Brian during our lunch meal and mingle with the others. Guess that plans got turned around because of the park closing, the original lunch meal was cancelled. Anyways, was a pleasure seeing everyone! Thanks Sandy for carpooling, and the company of Irina and Mike!
0 · March 24
I just got home from leading today and was notified the hike is listed as 9:30 at the top and 10 at the bottom. My mistake no clue how I missed that the hike is at 9:30 sharp! We had to alter the time to get to the grill before 3pm our reservations are for 2:30 was the latest they would seat us. Sorry again hope everyone checks this!
0 · March 23
If there is anyone in the Tysons Corner area and find it easier to meet and park at LLBean parking lot, we can then ride to the hike or to Centreville lot to pick up additional peeps and move on from there. Anyone? If not, would appreciate riding with someone from Centreville. Thanks!!
0 · March 18
Greetings, if you are attending this hike I will give a heads up there are 4 river crossings that normaly are a easy rock hop but if the area gets alot of rain proir to hike or snow I suggest you bring water shoes in your pack or a extra pair of socks! Should be a non-issue. Also please include in your RSVP or a email to me if your going to eat after the hike so I can make reservations to make sure they save space for us its a small place.
1 · February 6
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