PATC's Vining Cabin Weekend near central SNP

  • October 19, 2012 · 3:00 PM

Join me at Potomac Appalachian Trail Club's Vining Cabin, 100 miles from the beltway, for a fall weekend of hiking Friday October 19 - Sunday October 21.

COSTS: Pay your $30 as soon as you RSVP.  In the past some have excitedly RSVPed but never paid.  Others then thought the meet up was full so did not sign up.  Several have cancelled so be the first to RSVP AND send me $30. Yes, it's $30 total for one or both nights.

REFUNDS: Refunds are complicated. A refund is unlikely if you change your RSVP and another hiker does not send me payment for your spot.

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#1 Jayne has paid and is confirmed

#2 Virginia has paid and is confirmed

#3 Carol has paid and is confirmed

#4 Jeff has paid and is confirmed

#5 Lola has paid and is confirmed

#6 Elisabeth has paid and is confirmed

There is an entrance fee to the park.

HIKING:You are welcome to hike with me and/or create your own hikes. I have never been to this cabin. It's a 20 minute drive to the Shenandoah's central entrance plus hiking is all around us.  Links are posted below.

FOOD: Meals, snacks, liquids etc. are each hiker’s responsibility.  I'm not a cook so if someone wants to organize evening meals great. There is electricity, range, refrigerator/freezer and microwave along with a wood stove and some cooking utensils.

WATER: Wellwater is pumped into the house to a toilet, shower, bathroom and kitchen sinks. Pumped spring water should be fine but do bring enough drinking water for hiking, etc. or a way to filter your water just in case.

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS: While there are beds and mattresses some are doubles and some may not be comfortable.  Remember it is $30 for 2 nights.   I suggest you bring an air mattress sleeping bag, pillow and ear plugs.

CABIN LOCATION: PATC Map 11 L-3.   Vining Cabin is located on the Mutton Hollow Farm 4 miles from Stanardsville, VA. Depending on weather and road conditions it may be a .4 mile hike to the cabin.We may access the cabin after 3pm on Friday and must leave before 3pm Sunday.

CABIN HISTORY: Vining Tract is a classic example of a 19th Century Appalachian farm containing a log cabin, numerous barns, other buildings and pastures surrounded by stone & rail fences.  The farm is located in a valley at the bases of Hill Top and Daniels Mountains.  Vining Cabin is an original chestnut log structure, estimated to be more than 100 years old with a stone addition.  There are 2 large sitting rooms each with a fireplace. Mattie's Run, a clear, rocky stream as well as several other PATC cabins are nearby.

DRIVINGDetailed directions will be sent to those attending.  Depending on weather and road conditions it may be a .4 mile hike to the cabin. We won't know until we get there.  Use meet up postings or email hikers directly to form carpools.  If carpooling, please provide your driver $15 for gas to/from cabin plus $ to/from hiking.

SAFETY: When hiking, I carry my phone, driver’s license, medical insurance card, credit card, cash, headlamp, whistle, first aid items.

HIKING SHOES OR BOOTS are important.

HIKING POLES are helpful.

CAMERA: But of course!!

HUMOR: An absolute must

PETS: NOT allowed

Call[masked] (# blocked if you are not signed in to meet up) before 9pm or email [masked] if you have questions Jayne

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  • Jayne Hiking A.

    What a fantastic group for a weekend get away. Everyone chipped in making breakfast, starting a fire, cleaning up. I, too, was able to relax and enjoy scouting new trails and getting to know everyone. Thank you ALL for a great time.

    October 24, 2012

  • Elisabeth

    Fabulous weekend. Super fun. The perfect balance of well organized and extremely relaxed.

    October 22, 2012

  • Lola H.

    is anyone interested in carpooling? as in I would like to confirm for the last spot but would need a lift...i live in dc and can meet up anywhere near metro...let me know.

    October 15, 2012

  • Howard

    Jayne, sorry, I won't be able to join this trip. I hope next time!

    October 8, 2012

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Howard. If you RSVP you should be able to be wait listed. If you can't let me know and I'll try.

    September 9, 2012

  • Howard

    Is there a wait list?

    September 9, 2012

  • Howard

    Sorry I'm too late for this one. I need to check my Meet-Up notices more often! Next time.

    September 6, 2012

  • shae

    Interested but too early to commit. Not sure what Oct will look like.

    August 3, 2012

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Jamie: It's been over 48 hours & I've not received your $30 so I relunctantly changed your RSVP. If you send me your $30 and there is still room, I'll change your RSVP :-(

    July 18, 2012

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Jamie: Welcome to the area. Do read all the meet up details; $30 within 48 hours required. If you're having problems let me know via email or phone call.

    July 17, 2012

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Margie & Jessica Unfortunately I changed your RSVP as I haven't received your $30 within 48 hours If you send me your $30 and there is still room, I'll change your RSVP :-(

    July 17, 2012

  • Jayne Hiking A.

    Jessica, Margie, Susan Delighted you've RSVPed. Hopefully you've read all the meet up details; $30 within 48 hours required. If you're having problems let me know via email or phone call.

    July 16, 2012

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