Sunday, March 25th – Hike 7.3 Miles on the AT Roller Coaster, Blackburn Trail Center/Snickers Gap, Bluemont , VA. This is a moderately strenuous 7.3 mile hike.If it rains, this hike is cancelled!!! The trail, nicknamed the roller coaster, is along the Appalachian Trail between the Blackburn Trail Center and Snickers Gap. Expect rocky trails with many short steep ascents and descents with occasional panoramic viewpoints looking out on the Blue Ridge Mountains and the lush Shenandoah Valley. The pace will be relaxed. Additional Appalachian Trail hikes working progressively southward will be offered March 26th, 27th, & 28th for those inclined to play hooky from work. Great opportunity to pickup AT trail mileage. Meet at Vienna Metro North parking lot at 10:30AM or at AT parking area - Pine Grove Rd, Bluemont, VA 20135 near VA 7 at 12PM. Bring snacks, lunch and water. Wear sturdy hiking boots. Cost: $8 carpool fee for passengers, $5 nonmember fee for nonmembers of Mosaic. Contact: Eli Meltzer by email through Thursday at [masked]. You can reach Eli after Thursday at[masked]-0460. Contact: Lanny Wexler at [masked] (516)[masked] calls between 7pm – 10 pm only.