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Craggy Gardens

  • Jun 15, 2013 · 8:45 AM
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This is our annual hike to Craggy Gardens on the Blueridge Parkway.  It typically has beautiful rhododendron fields in June.

Leave at 9:00 a.m. sharp.

Difficulty:  Very Strenuous

Mileage: About 11 to 12 Miles approximately

Required:  Whistle, water, and a lunch

Paid up members will be given preference on this hike. If you have not paid your dues yet, you could potentially be bumped from this hike to make room for a paid member. Please keep this in mind when you RSVP. Thank you.

RSVPS:  Please change your RSVP as soon as you know you can't make it. Failure to do so means someone else might not be able to hike. Thanks!

Hike organizers can:  Remove you from a hike if you sign up for a hike beyond your capability.  If you have any doubt at all that you or your guest can't physically handle this hike, please email me (don't post on the hike page) and check with me about this.

Dogs allowed:  No

Children under 14:  You must check with the hike leader before you sign up with your child please. We need to assess their capabilities.

Hike description: Craggy Pinnacle Trail (1.4 RT); Graybeard Mountain Parking Overlook to MST (about 2 miles RT); Craggy Picnic Trail to trail shelter ( 1.6 RT); Picnic area MST to views on Snowball Mountain Trail and Back (6RT). RT = round trip.

Fee:  None

Carpool fee for gas:  $8 to $10 (depending on number of passengers in  the car) and price of gas.

Safety Rules:

1.  Always stay behind the leader and in front of the sweep.

2.  If you get separated from the group, sit down in the trail and blow your whistle.  We will look for you.



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  • Sarah

    A more relaxed hike with cooler weather and a bunch of fun people. Thanks!

    June 16, 2013

  • Deanne

    Thanks to Tim and Caroline, again, for the trio of hikes in Craggy Gardens! Just beautiful...great weather, views and a great group of hiking companions...couldn't ask for anything better! Rich, you beat me with the photo posting...great pics, as always!!

    June 16, 2013

  • Alan W

    Scenery, people , and beautiful weather , all combined to create a great hike. It was a good workout too . Thanks again Tim and Caroline.

    June 16, 2013

  • Jack S.

    I always like hiking different and difficult trails and yesterday didn't disappoint. I also enjoyed meeting everyone. Looking forward to hiking with the group again.

    June 16, 2013

  • Michael A.

    We had a good group of people and enjoyed the different trails.

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very challenging day of hiking. I feel good!

    June 15, 2013

  • Hank H.

    Really great. Blooms were awesome. Good group of folks to enjoy it with.

    June 15, 2013

  • Alice M.

    I'm sorry for not being able to go…Have to pick up José in Columbia tomorrow :( Hope y'all have fun!

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Change of plans

    June 10, 2013

  • Shari

    I seemed destined to never take this hike. Last year Camino. This year, Saturdays = swim meets. Perhaps next year. Have fun!

    May 11, 2013

    • Sarah

      Its going to be baseball games for me soon!

      May 29, 2013

13 went

  • Caroline
    "wild blue" 211/29/2013, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Rich
    11/17/13 Rainman
  • Sarah
  • Tim D
    The Scout; 2013, Assistant Organizer
  • Hank H.
    12/14/13 Snugg
  • Holly
  • Deanne
    12/14/13 Happy
  • Alan W
    11/17/13 Greyhawk
  • Michael A.
    1/26/14 Flash
  • Jack S.
    6/6/14 "Dude"
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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