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Hawksbill Mountain, SNP -- Setting Sun/Rising Moon Hike (moderate)

  • Sep 1, 2012 · 11:30 AM

By-reservation-only, 9 mi. (moderate or 3.5 blisters) afternoon/evening excursion (with a shorter option) at a moderate pace to Hawksbill Mountain, the park’s highest peak. Gastronomic highlights include a pre-hike stop at a Sperryville fruit and vegetable stand, appetizers at Betty’s Rock and Spitler Knoll, and a worldly candlelight potluck dinner atop the 4051 ft. summit. Bring food that reflects your family’s heritage.

Dinner will offer a mountain panorama with celestial show of setting sun and rising full moon, a clear opportunity to discuss the park’s air quality, and a chance to watch peregrine falcons doing aerial wheelies. Optional après-hike visit to Skyland’s lively late-evening cafe. Leaders, Mike Darzi & Paul Elliott.

Reservations are required, so please email me directly if you are interested.

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  • Julie S.

    The weather threatened, but the group was not deterred. The hike was strenuous (for me), but it was great to be out in the woods with some very friendly folks. Lots of opportunity to stop and enjoy the scenery. Unfortunately the clouds did not allow the splendid view we hoped for - but the overall views were wonderful. Well organized and executed.

    September 2, 2012

  • Mike

    September 2, 2012

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