|Sent on:||Thursday, September 18, 2008 9:29 AM|
There are so many things coming up that it’s easy so excuse confused get.
Join us next Sunday, September 28,
for an outing amid the hills of
To come back via the river, reservations are required, so let me know via email by COB Thursday, September 25 or earlier. Options include paddling a canoe (2 paddlers) for about $26 per person, or a recreational kayak (1 person) for about $32, or being a passenger in a canoe for about $5. No experience necessary. (It is not necessary to have experience, not it is necessary to not have experience.) The section of the river we will paddle is very gentle. No personal canoes or kayak please because of the logistics.
The hike with the
river part is rated 2.5 blisters (and half a callus), or somewhat moderate;
without the river part, it's 3.1 blisters, or more (less?) moderate, but no
calluses. Meet at 8:30AM at the Vienna Metro station, north Park & Ride lot.
(From the Beltway, take I-66 west 2mi to Route 243,
Saturday, October 4, there will be
two hikes in
Meeting place for
both Oct 4 hikes is the
III) On Saturday, September 27, Sierra Club Potomac Region Outings (SCPRO) will hold its fall General Meeting in the library room of the beautiful Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia from 9:30 am to about 2 pm. It will feature discussions of issues and upcoming events, special presentations, and a pot-luck lunch (rated 2 burps). All are invited. An optional post-meeting exploration of the arboretum will be led by Carol Ivory, and will last about two hours. To carpool, meet at the Vienna Metro’s north Park & Ride lot at 8:15 am. For information about Blandy, including directions to the farm, see http://www.virginia.edu/blandy/.
d) On Saturday, October 18, I will be leading a 12-mile hike in Fair Hill Natural Resources Management Area as part of AMC’s Fall Gathering (October 17-19) in small, but beautiful, North East, MD. You need to be registered to participate, so if you’re interested, see http://www.amc-dc.org/Files/re_fallGathering2008.php for more information about the many outdoor and indoor activities, and how to register (AMC membership is not required). I’ll be doing another hike of similar length in the same place (yes, it is that beautiful in the fall) a week later, but more on that in the next email message.
If you’ve read all the way through this one, I suggest you get a couple of extra cups of coffee to get you through the rest of the day.