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Shenandoah National Park - Weekend Trip 2!!

  • Oct 25, 2013 · 4:00 PM
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Shenandoah National Park is a beautiful place within a couple hours drive of everyone. The group has had one successful trip here with 1 day hike and a short hike on Sunday. It was an absolutely amazing time that was had by all!

If anyone is interested you are welcome to join the weekend long trip to Shenandoah National Park for the listed dates.

We can work out the logistics of the trip of where to meet and when to arrive, but I was thinking of getting in later to the park on Friday, around 7-9pm, and setting up camp at one of the campgrounds. If anyone can go earlier I will be happy to arrive earlier. There is usually no one at the gate after 7pm so we could get in for free, but it is usually $20/car. We can have 2 cars and up to 6 people per campsite. The cost of a campsite per night is $20.

I think we should do the White Oak Canyon / Cedar Run Trail Loop again(~8.5 miles). This hike has some of the most spectacular falls in the park; for a total of 5 waterfalls and many cascades and pools to swim or jump into and natural water slides. I don’t know if the water will be warm enough for swimming though. The White Oak Canyon trail starts off downhill for 4-4.5 miles and then it’s a gentle consistent uphill on the Cedar Run trail to the top.

If these hikes do not take all day there are plenty of shorter hikes to do throughout the park. Just to name a few are: Lower and Upper Hawksbill Trail (2.5 miles RT)(summits the highest point in the park at Hawksbill Mt. of 4,050’), Dark Hollow Falls (2.5 mile RT), Doyles River Falls Trail (2.7 miles RT), Bearfence Rock Scramble (1.2 miles), No name trail to tectonic rock formation (1.0 miles RT)…and many many more.

http://www.nps.gov/shen/index.htm Shenandoah NP main Website

http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/old_rag_combined.pdf Map for the Old Rag Trail

http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/whiteoak_canyon_combined.pdf Map of White Oak Canyon Trail

http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/hawksbill_mtn_area.pdf Map for the Hawksbill Trails

http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/mapshiking.htm Link to majority of the maps for the park

Hopefully you will join in the adventure!! If you have any questions or concerns please ask and post!

Cheers!
Cary!

Edit for email. 10/22

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  • Scott C.

    good and cold

    October 28, 2013

  • Boris

    Great weekend, enjoyed it a lot. BTW please let me know whoever has my black walkie-talkie!

    1 · October 28, 2013

    • Eric

      I found it! How should I get it back to you?

      October 28, 2013

  • Dung

    here is Cary number so he will be the one that is in charge for the camping!![masked]

    1 · October 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric, Julie, and I just left Yardley. See you all soon! There isn't servuce over much of the park, so let Dung know soon about any hangups.

    1 · October 25, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Or Cary! Just realized Dung won't be going.

      1 · October 25, 2013

    • Dung

      i couldn't call of work so i won't be able to make it :(

      October 25, 2013

  • Dung

    Have a safe trip tomorrow everyone and refer to our post if u got any question

    1 · October 24, 2013

  • Ian D.

    I made a mistake and signed up for a goruck light this saturday... Just caught myself... I'll try and show up afterwards though.

    October 21, 2013

    • Cary

      Thanks for the heads up, though a bit short notice. Update your RSVP

      October 22, 2013

    • Ian D.

      Yeah, sorry again, I've been completely zonked with classes... Just making stupid scheduling mistakes.

      October 23, 2013

  • Cary

    Ive updated the Google.doc for adding sign up for the camp sites. Please sign up when you can to avoid confusion.

    October 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Remember that it's going to be cold, really unexpectedly freezing, at night. It's hard to prep for, even if your sleeping bag is rated -30F. 15 pairs of socks!

    2 · October 19, 2013

    • Cary

      She is right, we are going up a MT so you should plan for actual winter.

      October 22, 2013

  • Dung

    The Campsite we will stay are call Big Meadows and the campsite number are
    E195, A083, D159, D152

    this link is the location of our campsite entrance
    https://maps.google.com/maps?q=38.517048,-78.439210

    u can park two car per campsite.
    more details are in our description and if u hadnt update ur infos now on our google doc about the items or carpooling then it is recommended u do it ASAP

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqisMIEZbJC1dERURWVwOWZWNmktSjhmMTdWN0pGbHc&usp=sharing#gid=0

    hiking trails maps for download

    http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/mapshiking.htm

    1 · October 21, 2013

    • Mike T.

      Hey Dung, there are alot of food and drink items, are we all pitching in for food or bring your own food and drinks?

      October 22, 2013

    • Cary

      Bring your own, we can all swap and share if you like. Thats just my suggestion.

      October 22, 2013

  • alli_sun

    Haven't hike with this group since February but... Anyone not going wanna do pinnacle and pulpit Sunday... I'm trying to be there

    October 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric, Whitney and I will be carpooling and taking care of our own food/tent needs with some items to share (added to spreadsheet). We have some extra tent space if one or two people want to share.

    1 · October 20, 2013

  • Molly B.

    Can an exact address be given for the campsite? Thanks! Super excited for next weekend.

    October 18, 2013

    • Dung

      I will update the location soon

      October 19, 2013

  • Dung

    Plz update ur list and carpooling on our google doc which Boris had created!!

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqisMIEZbJC1dERURWVwOWZWNmktSjhmMTdWN0pGbHc&usp=sharing

    October 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Bad news. I double booked. Forgot a had a friend from Germany coming that weekend. Sorry! Let me know if that messes you up. I'll gladly pay for my spot if no one takes it

    October 14, 2013

    • Dung

      That"s ok and thx for letting us know

      October 17, 2013

  • Dung

    The bill finally had sign and the shutdown is over!!! So Shenanoah are back in business!!!

    2 · October 17, 2013

  • Brad

    What's going on with this trip? Are we still going, or going somewhere else? The good news is there probably wouldn't be anyone there to kick us out!

    1 · October 16, 2013

    • Boris

      I guess all of us were waiting for the final decision from Senate and Congress. I'm going.

      October 16, 2013

    • Julia

      I believe they just reached a deal.

      1 · October 16, 2013

  • Boris

    Few more weeks left!
    Here is a link to Excel google doc to coordinate what we should bring and who can give or needs a ride (see equipment/carpool tabs on the bottom).
    Can't wait to go back to Shenandoah!
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AqisMIEZbJC1dERURWVwOWZWNmktSjhmMTdWN0pGbHc&usp=sharing

    2 · October 2, 2013

    • Molly B.

      I will update soon the group supples I will bring.

      October 8, 2013

  • Scott C.

    any ideas for a backup hike if the park system is still closed?

    October 2, 2013

    • Dung

      We can wait until next week to figure out the game plan! Darn them government shut down!!!

      1 · October 2, 2013

    • Boris

      It seems to me that government would reopen after last-minute compromise the night before October 17 deadline. But we should have a backup plan just in case

      October 8, 2013

  • Cassie G.

    Are you taking care of reservations for campsites? If you need help let me know (not that I know anything, but I can figure it out. I don't wanna leave ya hanging with all the planning). :)

    1 · September 23, 2013

    • Dung

      yes the reservation are already taking care off and we book the last final 4 site of the campsite!! we are very lucky!!

      September 26, 2013

    • Cary

      Im going to post the map and the site numbers sat or sun. Im busy as hell till then!

      September 26, 2013

  • lynna

    Entry to the park is free for military and everyone in the car with that person gets in free too... just sayin'

    1 · September 24, 2013

  • Molly B.

    I am super excited!!!!

    2 · September 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I did the old rag trail Labor Day weekend. It was fantastic! Lots of rock climbing involved :)

    1 · September 15, 2013

  • Tony B.

    This sounds awesome, whose planning this thing so we can get a car pool together?

    September 7, 2013

    • Tony B.

      Thanks for stepping up man and becoming a leader in this community...are we gonna figure out the plans through this comment section or are people communicationg over telephone?

      September 14, 2013

    • Dung

      Yea mostly likely we can figure out the game plan on the comment section and if it does get too complicated then we can do this over the phone

      September 14, 2013

  • Cassie G.

    You rock Cary! I'm freaking excited about this trip!

    September 8, 2013

    • Cary

      HOLY COW ME TOO!!

      September 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome. Can't wait to do this again!

    2 · September 8, 2013

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