September 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.