Hike Sky Meadows State Park – Lunch in Middleburg, Saturday April 6

  • April 6, 2013 · 9:15 AM

Hike Sky Meadows State Park – Lunch in Middleburg, Saturday April 6

A great way to enjoy the beginning of spring in the Blue Ridge mountains. This is a 7-mile loop hike with some nice scenic views. We’ll share short segments with the Appalachian Trail. The trail is mostly of moderate difficulty, but there is a mile stretch uphill that’s somewhat difficult.

For more info, directions, and maps:
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state_parks/sky.shtml

What to Bring:
Good hiking shoes
Water
Snacks
Camera 

Meet:
Time 9:15
Where: Visitor Center parking lot. Take the left road at the fork when entering from the route 710 entrance. See map at link above for details.

Departure:
Time: 9:30 sharp.

In your RSVP please indicate if you need a ride. If you are coming by car and wouldn’t mind picking someone up at a nearby metro stop, please indicate how many people you can take. Hopefully we’ll have enough room for everyone. I can pick up three at the Braddock Road metro (yellow), located in Alexandria.

We should return to the parking lot no later than 12:30. For those interested, we can later head over to nearby historic Middleburg for a hearty lunch.

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  • Jackie M.

    Dinah slept all day yesterday, so she must have had a great time! Thanks for organizing Francois. We enjoyed it!

    April 8, 2013

    • Francois

      All of you are most welcome. I will organize this event again either later this year of mid-April of the next.

      April 8, 2013

  • Danielle

    Lance and I had a great time - see you next time!

    April 7, 2013

  • ViolaG

    I agree -- well-done, Francois. Great combination of really nice people, gorgeous weather and scenery and a good workout. Can't remember who suggested the Red Horse Tavern for lunch in Middleburg, but good pick. Thanks everybody.

    1 · April 7, 2013

  • Hugh B.

    Yes. Thanks Francois for organizing. I needed a day out like that. Nice meeting everyone!

    April 7, 2013

  • Clark

    Thank you Francois for organizing the hike. Everyone had fantastic time.

    April 7, 2013

  • Jay L.

    Wonderful!

    April 6, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    Nice hike, perfect weather, great bunch of people

    April 6, 2013

  • John

    Comedy of errors would ensure I would never make it on time, just one of those days. Happy trails!!

    April 6, 2013

  • Jay L.

    Carpooling? Anyone interested in meeting at the parking lot just off 66in Manassas? It's the Manassas Battlefield exit.

    April 5, 2013

    • Jay L.

      Jackie, Viola, What time at the Manassas parking lot?

      April 5, 2013

    • ViolaG

      Jay, do you still need to be picked up at Manassas this morning? I can pick you up there at about 8:45 a.m. Have sent you email with my cell phone number.

      April 6, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    I'm driving from Alexandria. Can pick up from Braddock Rd Metro or Roslyn at 8/8:15.

    April 5, 2013

    • Christine

      Would you consider picking up a bit farther west? I live in Annandale just outside the Beltway (Braddock).

      April 5, 2013

    • ViolaG

      Lisa, not sure as of Friday night, but I may be stopping at Rosslyn around the same time to pick up Roberto. Maybe we can carpool from there. I'll check these messages again in the morning before leaving home (Capitol Hill area).

      April 6, 2013

  • Nicole B.

    Anyone leaving from shady grove metro?

    April 5, 2013

  • Francois

    I can pick up 3 people at the L'Enfant Plaza metro exit (7th & C st. SW) at 8am sharp.

    April 5, 2013

    • Nicole B.

      Do you still have room? I haven't signed up yet until I know about a ride

      April 5, 2013

  • Roberto M.

    Hi everyone, is it still possible for any of you to give me a ride?I live in Arlington, and I could meet you in any blue or orange metro stations in Virginia, preferably around Rosslyn. I could chip in for gas! Let me know!

    April 5, 2013

    • Francois

      Let me know if you want me to pick you up at Braddock Road metro.

      April 5, 2013

    • ViolaG

      Clearly a Meetup messaging newbie here -- I realize I didn't post my message to Roberto as a reply, so here it is: Roberto, I can pick you up at Rosslyn metro at 8:15 a.m. I do plan on the lunch in Middleburg after the hike but not the winery. So coming back to DC after the winery. Let me know if that works better for you or maybe Braddock Road pickup with Francois is better. Looking forward to it, all.

      April 5, 2013

  • Anu

    Grateful to get a ride, and will pay for gas.

    March 31, 2013

    • Ash

      Anu/Jen, I can meet you guys at U Street Metro if you still need a ride. However, I'm leaving a little earlier, at 7:30! Let me know if that works.

      1 · April 5, 2013

    • Anu

      Thanks Ash and very kind of you. Just found I will have to be at work tomorrow morning, hence can't make it.

      April 5, 2013

  • ViolaG

    Roberto, I Can Pick You up At Rosslyn At 8:15 Am. Pls Confirm. Sorry For All-CapS In This msg. Anyone Else Need Ride From There?

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be coming from Centreville if anyone in that area needs a ride.

    April 5, 2013

  • Jen

    need a ride from dupont or another location along public transportation to participate

    April 5, 2013

  • Clark

    Places to eat in Middleburg:
    Yelp:

    1. The Upper Crust
    3. The Fox's Den Tavern
    4. Julien's Cafe
    5. Dank's Deli http://www.yelp.com/search?find...­

    April 4, 2013

  • Clark

    It's always best to car pool when entering the park to share expense of parking fee. Is there a free parking area in/around Middleburg were I can meet others and carpool into the park. I don't mind giving people a ride.

    April 4, 2013

  • Jackie M.

    This is a really nice area to hike. I'd like to bring my dog, Dinah (she loves Sky Meadows). Also driving from Alexandria and can take 3 people.

    April 2, 2013

    • Christine

      I live in Annandale. Maybe I could meet you somewhere? I prefer riding along and contributing for gas.

      April 3, 2013

    • Jackie M.

      Christine, I can meet you at the Wakefield Park and Ride in Annandale, but also just realized that I won't be returning the same route, but will be going directly to Manassas after the hike, so a ride share might be challenging unless someone else can drop you off after. Apologies. Sometimes it takes me a moment to put 2 and 2 together :-)

      April 4, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    What is the name of the trail that we will be hiking?

    April 3, 2013

    • Francois

      We'll be taking several trails. As you can see from the trail map from the link above, no one trail is very long.

      April 3, 2013

  • Elizabeth

    It is more of a "maybe" answer

    April 3, 2013

  • Danielle

    Can I bring my beagle, Lance? He's a very good hiker. Thank you!

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    sorry, ive never been hiking before. maybe next time

    March 31, 2013

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