Old Rag Mountain Day Hike 9 mile Circuit

What better way to extend fourth of July celebrations but with a trip to one of our National Parks!?  We will meet at the Centerville Park and Ride at 9am, and drive to the Old Rag lower parking lot. The trip is described here http://www.midatlantichikes.com/id155.html.  We will ascend on the Ridge Trail and descend using the fire road trail. This trip is strenuous, due to the heat (upper 80's), and the elevation change. You must bring at least 3 liters of water, hat, and sunscreen.  We will take plenty of water breaks. No heat stroke allowed!  I am happy to drive and can fit 8 hikers into my truck. 

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  • Ted

    It was a great day, nice to meet everyone. Amy you did a great job on the hike. You know plants better than anyone I've met and I've been doing this for a long time.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Ed F.

    Enjoyable hike/climb with nice-size group and GREAT leadership (fatherly bias but still well-desered).

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Amy

    What an awesome day on Old Rag! Couldn't have asked for better weather in July. Cool on top, nice breeze, not too crowded. Beautiful! Saw a black bear, too!! Thanks for everyone who made it out for this great hike...

    July 6, 2013

  • Amy

    We are in Vienna, will be in Centerville once we pick up Janar. No traffic!

    July 5, 2013

  • Gary A.

    sorry for the messages but anyone in the Harrisonburg Va area? I'm staying at the Holiday Inn Express. I have both my mt bike and kayak on my roof rack;I'd love to not take them another 300 miles round trip if I dont have too.....help..I can be reached at[masked]

    July 4, 2013

    • Gary A.

      Amy do u have gps coordinates to the actual trailhead or parking area at the park

      July 4, 2013

    • Amy

      Tried to share google maps, but the location wasn't just right. Do you have google maps? Search for old rag car park near etlan, va

      July 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not able to go after all :(

    July 5, 2013

  • Carolyne

    i would love to join if i get get a ride from Pentagon city metro...???...

    July 4, 2013

    • Carolyne

      Amy, thanks for ur response, Tom will give me a ride, appreciated..

      1 · July 4, 2013

    • Tom

      Good catch, i meant to say Pentagon city. See you @ 815. I'm in a black ford expedition.

      July 4, 2013

  • Maran

    Would love to join if I can get a lift out of DC!

    July 1, 2013

    • Amy

      Maran I can pick up at Vienna metro at 845...

      July 1, 2013

    • Amy

      Hey Maran, are you coming? Just need to know how many I need to look for at the metro:)

      July 4, 2013

  • John

    I would love to go on this hike, if only it were on saturday or sunday.
    P.S. When your done go to the Thortan River Grille in Sperryville. They have an upstairs deck, cold beer and great food.

    1 · July 4, 2013

  • Amy

    My # is[masked]

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Going to try and make this for 9am with a friend. I will RSVP no tomorrow AM if it doesn't work out..

    July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Is there a phone number where the event host, Amy? can be reached. I left my cell number, but missed seeing a number. I'm driving in from Annapolis straight to the park'n'ride Centreville - looks to be about an hour from me.

      July 4, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Heading out for fireworks now, will check back later tonight. Thanks a bunch :)

      July 4, 2013

  • Hollis

    Amy, can I grab a spot too. Will be at Centerville.

    July 4, 2013

    • Amy

      See you at centerville Hollis!

      July 4, 2013

  • Tom

    Got room for another person from Vienna metro?

    July 3, 2013

    • Amy

      Sure do!

      July 3, 2013

  • j

    Ditto...I can be at Vienna Metro at 8:45am. Room 4 one more?

    July 3, 2013

    • Amy

      I have a bunch of room!

      July 3, 2013

    • j

      Awesome! Count me in. :D

      July 3, 2013

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