New Meetup: Sunset Hike At Ravens Rock

From: Kristie
Sent on: Friday, August 13, 2010 12:26 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for DC Metro Hikers and History Buffs!

What: Sunset Hike At Ravens Rock

When: Thursday, August 26,[masked]:00 PM

Where: AT Trailhead -Bluemont
Pine Grove Road
Bluemont, VA 20135

Let's get out after work and enjoy a beautiful sunset from the Ravens Rock along the AT. Its an awesome local hike out Route 7 in Bluemont, VA.
This is a moderate to difficult hike and is recommended only for those who have prior hiking experience. There is an elevation gain of 1,530 feet with a number of strenuous ascents. The views from the top are well worth the difficult hike.

The Trail: 5.5 mile out and back hike from the AT trailhead in Bluemont, VA. It is a well-maintained portion of the AT, thanks to the PATC but is quite rocky in some parts.

What to bring:
1. at least 2 liters of water or hydrating drink of choice.
2. Sturdy hiking boots.
3. A headlamp or flashlight.
4. A snack or light meal for when we break at the top
5. Camera (optional)
6. Bugspray

Directions to the trailhead: From the NOVA/DC area, take the Dulles Toll Road to exit 1A for US 15/VA-7. Follow Route 7 for approximately 18 miles. You will pass Raven Rock Rd. Do not turn here. Look for Pine Grove Rd on your right and turn. There will be a parking area for the AT trailhead. (Sidenote: If you continue on Route 7 and go over the Shenandoah River you have passed the trailhead and gone too far)

We will begin the hike at 6:00 so aim to get there a little before. For everyone carpooling, please give your driver $2 to help supplement tolls and gas fare.

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