Gerhard Shelter Trail

Jayne [masked] [masked] My hikes usually have both new and returning hikers & it's ALWAYS an adventure!! http://www.hikingupwa... 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. 10.6 Miles 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 http://www.hikingupwa... 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. Cancellation Policy: 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 Gaiters: are great when there is mud or brush, or whatever ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS bring more Water than you think you need Camera: But of course!! Humor: An absolute must. Humans only Ticks

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  • Chris L

    Fun hike with a great group. Fun to explore a new area - some nice views and points of interest, and of course a nice meal afterwards. Thanks for leading us again Jayne!

    May 9, 2010

  • Gifford

    Good hike.... Rough on the knees, but a good chanllenge. Jayne does a great job organizing the meetup, good selection for eats afterword.

    May 9, 2010

  • Jayne Hiking Addict

    14 fabulous hikers enjoyed a beautiful cool spring day on a brand new trail -- for us anyway. Sometimes a group “gels”. We pretty much kept the same pace (ok maybe going up was a bit harder for some), had the same sense of humor and seemed to thoroughly enjoy each other’s company. It was fun to reminisce @ Soul Mountain Restaurant afterwards. $65 has been donated to Potomac Appalachian Trail Club for “trail lands” and posted in the Meet up files. Here’s the web for their Trail Maintenance that some of you were asking about.­

    As some of you know, my daughter went to the emergency room this morning @ 7am. I learned about it on the way to Soul Mountain. They are still doing tests trying to determine why she is in pain. If any of you have “special insights” to the powers that be, please send healing thoughts to her.

    May 9, 2010

  • Michelle

    Always the best time with Jayne, awesome weather, great conversations full of laughter and Jayne great leadership.

    May 9, 2010

  • Jayne Hiking Addict

    NOTE: We are leaving @ 8:00 am. My first email this morning had the wrong time!!

    May 7, 2010

  • Jayne Hiking Addict

    Great Samatha. And not to worry, we've always had enuf wonderful hikers willing to drive

    May 7, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have a portable GPS and will meet at Centreville Park and Ride but would love a ride to the trail. Thanks!

    May 7, 2010

  • Jayne Hiking Addict

    Someone mentioned they've never been here should come as no surprise to most that I too have never been here

    April 12, 2010

  • Jayne Hiking Addict

    If you can offer a ride to Centreville, post location specifics AND THANKS for helping!!!!

    April 12, 2010

  • Jayne Hiking Addict

    If you need a ride to Centreville, post location specifics and/or check profiles of others coming & email them directly

    April 12, 2010

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