Jayne [masked] [masked]
My hikes usually have both new and returning hikers & it's ALWAYS an adventure!!
has nice views on both sides of Great North Mountain from the ridge just before arriving at Gerhard Shelter. The views of the valley from Vance's Cove can be wonderful on a clear day as well, but the main attraction is the solitude.
4 out of 5 in Difficulty
1,890 ft elevation gain
4.5 hour hike (we’ll go a faster pace than HikingUpward)
We keep a steady pace – not running, not meandering. My goal is to find same skilled hikers. Sooooooo if you are new to DIFFICULT hikes with me and RSVP 'yes' contact me same day or I will relunctanctly change your RSVP to 'no' so others may join to discuss your prior hiking experience.
Arrive early as we leave Centreville Park & Ride promptly @ 8:00am. Centreville carpooling is preferred. Some Trail Heads are difficult to find & have no cell phone service. If meeting @ the Trail Head is your preference, contact me.
30 spots between 2 Meet ups are available with a wait list on the $3 Charity site.
$3 Charity Hikers Gerhart Shelter Trail
DC Metropolitan Hikers Gerhart Shelter Trail
Bring a Topo Trail map
Please take into account $5 for charity when deciding about this hike. Donations will be given to http://potomacappalac... the charitable organization maintaining our Hiking Trail.
$5-$7 for your driver
$ Food: Bring munchies for the trail. We’ll head to a Restaurant after the hike. http://www.soulmounta... is my preference.
Picture Smile, click. I now require a picture of each hiker for emergencies so don't be surprised when I take a picture of you b4 we head out.
SAFETY: When hiking, I carry my phone, driver’s license, medical insurance card, credit card & cash.
CHECK your email & this site b4 you leave. http://weather.weathe...
Hiking Shoes or Boots are important.
Hiking Sticks are helpful. My favorite are Black Diamond http://www.rei.com/se...
Gaiters: are great when there is mud or brush, or whatever http://www.rei.com/se...
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS bring more Water than you think you need
Camera: But of course!!
Humor: An absolute must.