First off, it's suppose to be 60 degrees on Saturday.
Soooo, has the winter weather and the short days got you down in the dumps? Did all that holiday food weigh you down and you're looking to burn a few calories? Want to get a jump start on that New Years resolution before you give it up for good? If the answer is yes, then come join us for a warm winter weather hike at Great Falls!
The plan, depending on water level, will be to go off the beaten path and try some rock scrambling. I checked it out last week, and the water level was still a bit too high to get access to the huge section of rocks. But, I figure if the water level is still high, we'll do some of the rock scrambling section and then switch over to the Billy Goat Trail "A".
We'll meet up at the concession stand right next to the parking lot. Entry is $5 to the park. If you plan on attending these hikes in the future, I highly recommend purchasing the $20 annual pass.
Please, wear comfortable shoes. Also, be comfortable with climbing on rocks. It's not serious rock climbing, but it does require scampering up and down rocks and 60/70 degree angles.
TRANSPORT: You'll need a car to get to the hike. I can offer rides for 3 people, but you'll have to meet me at my house (which is an 8 minute walk from the Medical Center Metro on the Red Line). If anybody else can offer rides, please post so in the comments.
COST: $5 entry fee per car to get into the park.
TIME: We will begin the hike EXACTLY at 1:45 pm. If you aren't there by that time, you'll have to catch up to us (just shoot me a text and I'll tell you where we are on the trail).
CONTACT INFO: My cellphone is (301) 758-1144. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
REMINDER THIS IS ON THE MARYLAND SIDE. IF YOU SHOW UP ON THE VIRGINIA SIDE, YOU ONLY HAVE 20 FEET OF WATER SEPARATING YOU FROM US. I HOPE YOU'RE A GOOD SWIMMER.