This 9 mile hike, with 2600 feet of elevation (compared to Overlook Mtn's 1965 ft) has a level of difficulty of 4 out of 5 on hiking upward. More details of the hike can be found at:
Following the hike (which hiking upward estimates will take 5 hours plus breaks/snack time), we will drive to the quaint and delicious Thornton River Grille, with a great selection of food, beer, and wine.
3710 Sperryville Pike Sperryville, va 22740
The Plan: Please arrive no later than 9:00am in the hiking parking lot, and be ready to hike at 9:15 AM.
CARPOOL: To carpool, meet at the Centreville Park and Ride at 7:30 for a 7:45am DEPARTURE. Park and Ride address: 6168 Early Autumn Dr, Centreville, VA 2012. Return time to park and ride after dinner: 6:00pm
Water (2-3 bottles minimum, or a full camelback)
Backpack: extra pair of socks, lunch, trail snacks (dried fruit, nuts, bars), rain jacket, band aids, hand sanitizer; a backpack is important for carrying these items and extra clothing.
Please print and bring the trail map.
Be aware your cell phone may not have service; let family/friends know you may be out of contact
Ladies: bring tissue for the trail, and baggies to pack it out
WEAR: Sturdy hiking boots (tennis shoes not recommended due to rocky terrain).
Please inspect your shoe soles and laces; I have witnessed soles separate and fall off, and laces break.
Dress for weather (if rain is expected, please check the meetup website for updates). Wear wicking layers (NOT COTTON), as we usually begin to peel layers within 15 minutes of hiking.
DIRECTIONS FROM NOVA: (you can get turn by turn by going on hiking upward)
Take exit 43A to merge onto US-29 S4.2 mi
Slight left onto US-15 S/US-29 S/Lee Hwy7.3 mi
Slight right onto US-15 BUS S/US-29 BUS S
Continue to follow US-29 BUS S2.1 mi
Turn right onto US-211 W/Frost Ave/Lee Hwy
Continue to follow US-211 W/Lee Hwy
Destination will be on the left30.3 miUS-211 W/Lee Hwy
Please feel free to e-mail me with any questions. I'll post more information closer to the hike regarding weather, and any other special conditions.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!