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Pack your Bag to Old Rag ( Part IV ) Spring 2013

Join me and my friends for our Spring hiking in Old Rag Mountain. This is my favorite hiking trail due to the length of rock scramble to get the blood moving. Start off your weekend with a scenic drive of covered bridges and beautiful foliage. The group did this last fall and we had a blast despite the unexpected storm. This time, there is a lot of comfortable sun exposure; so come prepared for it! The route I am choosing for this hike includes "Cardiac Hill" or "Heart Attack Hill" and a little longer length to make it a bit more challenging for the group, although some of you are first timer so it will be slow to moderate pace. Overall, this hike has some very easy parts but the starting hill and the one I just mentioned plus the length (6 or so miles) will make it rated moderate plus. The hike will start promptly at 09:00 am. Wear shoes with tread since some of the trail is steep, lots of rocks, steep in parts, etc. Also bring lots of water and snacks. Make sure you have a hat and sunscreen. Old Rag Mountain (3291ft) is the most spectacular mountain in the northern Virginia Blue Ridge Unlike most of the mountains in the Blue Ridge It stands alone as an outlying mountain rather than as part of a continuous chain. Old Rag is a popular hike in all seasons; on weekends, it can be crowded. Old Rag's attractions include a rugged scramble over and through boulders on the Ridge Trail and spectacular views in all directions. Distance: 7 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 2200 ft Hike Time: 5hours + 1hour lunch time Difficulty: Strenuous Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots Hike Type: Loop Free park weekends:http://www.nps.gov/FI... Detail about old rag mountain: http://www.hikingupwa... http://www.nps.gov/sh... Direction to Old Rag Mountain: Take 66 west and exit 43A to Rt.29 south. Drive on 29 south for 12 Miles to Warrenton VA (Luray); Bear right on Rt. 29/211 West for about 27 miles to Sperryville VA; Turn left on Rt. 522 south for about 1 mile then turn right on Rt. 231. Go about 8 miles to Rt. 601 (you will see a sign for Old Rag there) and turn right. Cross the bridge, turn right and continue along Rt. 601/600. In about 3 miles you'll see the lower parking area for Old Rag on your left (200 parking space only). Note: you are going to be driving through Warrenton, so be careful and follow the signs. There is always a cop or two along the way, so try not to go 7 miles over the speed limit. We will meet at the north parking lot of Vienna metro station and carpool to the National Park. bbb

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  • Aanne

    Outstanding views. Challenging rock scrambles. Wholesome asians and pinoy!

    1 · April 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was nice meeting you. Till the next meet up.

      April 21, 2013

    • Ruthie S.

      it was nice meeting you Aanne.:)

      April 22, 2013

  • Aanne

    Gear up everyone! Wear shoes with good threads (highly likely sleek spots due to rain). Temperature during hike will be between high 40s and low 60s, chilly between rest/stops. It will be bright and sunny as predicted. Cheers!

    April 19, 2013

  • Philip T.

    Hey I'll be driving too, I can handle 3 people for the Vienna Metro to Old Rag portion. Just help me out with gas please (the kind for the fuel tank, not your seat).

    April 11, 2013

    • Wennie

      Same here, Philip :)

      April 19, 2013

    • Philip T.

      [masked]-2741. Text me so I know it's you!

      April 19, 2013

  • Aanne

    Does anyone still need a ride to Old Rag?

    April 18, 2013

    • Allan v

      Hi aanne 2 people in the other group are looking for rides I will have them hit u up

      April 19, 2013

    • Aanne

      Walang problema! :D

      April 19, 2013

  • Phil A.

    Please be sure to take a lot of pictures tomorrow so we can post them on Filipino Festival Travel & Adventure site! Also, please like our FB Travel & Adventure page @ https://www.facebook.com/FilipinoFestivalDotCom

    April 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I was highly excited to come out to this and meet everyone as well as get a good workout in, but something came up the last minute and I can't. Really bummed out about it, but hopefully another hiking trip is in the books soon. Thanks for all the information everyone.

    April 19, 2013

  • Rudy R

    Old Rag mountain address:
    2577 Nethers Rd, Etlan, VA [masked], United States

    My cell#[masked]

    1 · April 18, 2013

  • Phil A.

    Posted event on Filipino Festival Facebook Page...http://on.fb.me/176gdpQ

    April 18, 2013

  • Mark C.

    Sorry guys, have to back out from this. Im not fit enough to do this. See you on the next event! Enjoy!

    April 16, 2013

    • Allan v

      Boo skip your glow run.. Worst cones to worst Philip can carry you.. Once all his water runs out

      April 16, 2013

    • Mark C.

      priorities have changed, gotta do what I gotta do. You know how it is :)

      April 16, 2013

  • Allan v

    its suppose to be 63 on saturday... make sure to wear layers... its you will get hot working up a sweat on the way up and it gets real chilly on the top

    April 16, 2013

  • Wennie

    Hi. I'm not too familiar with Vienna Metro. Is North parking lot where the buses and covered parking are?

    April 13, 2013

    • Rudy R

      Look for us outside the parking lot (not covered parking).

      April 15, 2013

  • Rudy R

    The hike will take a minimum of 4 hours. Please bring at least two liter of water to hydrate. Also bring your lunch!! Some of you carpooling at Vienna metro station, we will leave 9:15 am so don't be late. We will be meeting in the Old Rag Mountain parking lot at 11 am. Please note that it will take at least an hour and 45 minutes driving from D.C. It is important that you arrive on time (or better yet, early) because we will be starting promptly at 11:15. O

    1 · April 13, 2013

  • Rudy R

    I had set up the Vienna station as carpooling point only. I'm not responsible if you can't get a ride from our fellow members. So far Philip volunteered but as of now his car is full. Plan your trip accordingly, make sure you have a ride!!!

    1 · April 13, 2013

    • Allan v

      Sooo what time to be at old rag... Alot of people are asling

      April 13, 2013

    • Allan v

      Asking

      April 13, 2013

  • Philip T.

    Yeah buddy

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • Allan v

      you can be my llama

      April 11, 2013

    • Philip T.

      lol

      April 11, 2013

  • Mary

    Ocean city right after the hike!!! Sike ;) Neah, but really -> DC at Rudie's awesome rooftop after ;)

    1 · April 11, 2013

  • Theresa B

    Hi guys, our Dragon Boat Team is in need of 2 Female paddlers and 1 male paddler. If you're interested in joining, please e-mail [masked] for more information. Thanks!

    April 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I need a ride too. :)

    April 10, 2013

  • Wennie

    I need a ride too :)

    April 10, 2013

  • Wennie

    Just to confirm. Are we meeting @9 in Vienna or Old Rag?

    April 10, 2013

  • Allan v

    Mary manny and I are down

    March 3, 2013

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