Hard Point to Point Hike - Elizabeth Furnace/Buzzard Rock to Buzzard Rock North

  • April 13, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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Now that I know where the trail head is at Elizabeth Furnace, I am ready to do the hike again.  This time it will really be 7 miles.  I am going to combine the Buzzard Rock and the Buzzard Rock North hikes.  We will start the hike from Elizabeth Furnace picnic area and hike up to ridge on the blue/orange blazed trail.  Then we will turn left onto the white blazed trail and take it to Buzzard Rocks.  This is about 5 miles total  We will stop at Buzzard Rocks to eat lunch, before heading the last 2 miles down the white trail to the Buzzard Rock North Parking area.  Plan on hiking for about 4 hours.  There are some strenuous ascents, steep descents, and lots of rocks, so be prepared. You should have some previous experience hiking and doing longer walks with your dog.

This is a point to point hike, so we will need to leave a couple cars at the Buzzard Rock North Parking area to use as shuttles.  At 9:30am, once everyone has arrived, we will coordinate how many cars we need to leave at each parking area.  Please only sign up for this hike if you are willing/able to hike from point A to point B.  If you would like to do a shorter version of the hike, please set up separate, member led hike in the "suggest a hike" section of the website.

There are no leash laws in the GWNF, so the dogs can be off leash most of the time.  If your dog is off leash, he/she must be under voice control at all times.  You also must carry a leash with you.  This is a somewhat popular hike and we will run into other people/dogs and there may be a situation when they need to be on leash.  Please review our Off Leash Policy before the hike.

There is no water on this hike, so please bring enough for both you and your dog.

I will cancel the event if there is a chance of lightning/storms or a lot of rain.  I will update the hike on Friday by 8pm if I decide to cancel it.

Looking forward to the hike!

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  • Brad

    I uploaded my photos - hope you like them.

    1 · April 14, 2013

  • Sarah

    Thanks for coming everyone! What a great day for a hike! Hope to see you at future events.

    April 14, 2013

  • Julia

    Hi everyone, I'm so sorry to cancel so last minute, but our dog was crying all night long and has had diarrhea all morning. We really wanted to make it, but I'm worried about him getting dehydrated and he hasn't seemed to get any better; he won't even eat. We're going to sit this one out and monitor him this morning. Have fun and my apologies again; we had so much fun on the last hike and we're really looking forward to the next one!!

    April 13, 2013

    • Sarah

      Hi Julia. Thanks for letting me know you couldn't make it. I hope your pup feels better!

      1 · April 13, 2013

  • Rachel

    Well lead. Dogs had lots of fun.

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Suzanne

    I won't be able to make it tomorrow, but hope to make the next one!

    April 12, 2013

  • Cathy N

    Sunny is going to be bummed

    April 12, 2013

  • Suzie

    I didn't realize I had a work thing I have to attend. UGH! So dissapointed but I have to cancel.

    April 10, 2013

  • Danielle

    Unfortunately Lance and I are going to decline...I got a cut on the bottom of my foot and need to stay off it as much as possible. We lok forward to catching up with everyone soon! Danielle

    April 9, 2013

  • Sarah

    Hi everyone, I am coming from DuPont Circle and have room for another person/dog if anyone wants to carpool.

    April 9, 2013

  • Nick

    I am not sure if I can make it, I may have to deal with a family issue, and know there is a waiting list so I will cancel my spot... I hope I can make the next hike

    April 9, 2013

  • Lauren

    Turns out I won't be able to make it this week.. Turns out the Spring brings out the crazy schedule! I will definitely try to make the next one

    April 8, 2013

  • Alice

    Looking forward to another hike soon! thanks for organizing all of these hikes -- Alice

    April 7, 2013

  • Kimberly R.

    I unfortunately won't be able to make it. I have a student going to a horse show and I will be going along to coach her. I am very sad I have missed so many :( hopefully I will be able to make it to one soon. Saturdays are just a hard day for me.

    March 31, 2013

  • Sandy

    So wanted to make this hike. My foot surgery from November hasn't healed enough for this length hike. I was hopeful but will make room for others to go.

    March 31, 2013

    • Sarah

      Thanks for the advanced notice Sandy. I hope that you can join us for a hike in the future :)

      March 31, 2013

  • Alice

    I'm very much looking forward to discovering this trail with my 2-year-old German Shepherd, Lexy. Thanks for offering this hike!

    February 10, 2013

    • Bebe

      I have an almost 2 year old GSD that loves to go on hikes...I am sure Blitz is looking forward to meet Lexy.

      1 · February 11, 2013

    • Alice

      I would love for Lexy to meet Blitz! She loves to play and it's great for her to meet dogs her age and size, esp other GSDs!

      1 · February 27, 2013

  • Steve

    Oops, I forgot I've got the kids that weekend.

    February 10, 2013

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