8100 Braddock Road
MODERATE/STRENUOUS: Join us for a flat, go-at-your-own-pace hike with 11- or 15-mile options on a pleasant and surprisingly wooded path along the pretty Accotink Creek in Fairfax County. Starting at Wakefield Park in Annandale, both options offer a hike to Thaiss Park in Fairfax via the Cross County Trail (CCT), returning to Wakefield Park. The longer hike continues two miles south on the CCT to an enchanting overlook of Lake Accotink before returning again to the starting point.
ODH: Although open to all, this hike is part of a series of training hikes leading up to the One Day Hike (ODH)--100 or 50 km along the C&O Canal--on April 26, 2014. See the ODH listing for more information: www.meetup.com/Sierra-Club-Potomac-Region-Outings-SCPRO/events/[masked]/.
Where to Meet: Meet at 9am in front of the Audrey Moore Recreation Center in Wakefield Park, 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale. The park entrance is at the first right turn west of I-495 Exit 54A, and the Recreation Center parking lot is 0.5 mi. from Braddock Road, beyond the first set of parking lots that you encounter.
Leaders: Frank Wodarczyk, [masked],[masked] (Home, before 10 pm) or [masked] (Cell, day of hike); and Russ Norfleet,[masked], [masked].