Early Morning Day Hike
White Oak/Hawksbill Summit/Cedar Run
Hike 12 Miles SNP.
Some say that early bird get the earthworm, so come out early on the morning and enjoy a GREAT hike!
This activity will combine popular trail circuits which will involve streams, waterfalls and the highest point in the SNP, Hawksbill Summit - 4,050 ft with 360 degree views.
Beginning of the activity will start with ascending White Oak Canyon, tackling Hawksbill Summit and then descending down the Cedar Run trail.
The group will stop and enjoy a natural water slide and wading pool on Cedar Run so be prepared to get soaked Polar Bear Plunge style (e.g. swim trunks and towel)! Cross your fingers for a hot December day! Please review the trail summary for White Oak Canyon/Cedar Run from the link. Keep in mind the extra mileage for Hawksbill summit. This isn't an easy hike (mainly due to the first half ascending up to the summit so please consider your condition if attending this activity.
We will be back to the parking lot around 1 PM.
After completing the hike, for those interested we will go to Black Bear Bistro on Warrenton to refuel whit a nice meal and some beer.
WHEN: Meet and greet at McDonal's
Saturday, December 8, 2012 - 6:00 am.
Will leave promptly at 6:30 am sharp whit or whit out full attendance .
TRAIL LOCATION: 7:30 am - White Oak Trail Parking Area. Approximately 1 hour drive from Warrenton, VA
TRAIL SUMMARY: For details, please go to http://www.hikingupward.com/SNP/WhiteOakCedarRun but remember to add an extra 2.5 miles for Hawksbill.
DETAILS: Plan for around 5 hours on the trail which should include breaks and getting soaked.
COST: $8 per person to access SNP. Those with SNP or National Park passes should bring them to cover other hikers (e.g. National Pass provides access for 4 people).
Budget: Suggested $10.00 for gas share for those who are carpooling.
WEATHER: This activity will take place rain/shine or snow, keep an eye on the weather and dress appropriately, will get cancel if down pouring rain is forecast, lets say only if the sky is trowing dogs and cats to us.
GEAR-CLOTHES: Wear in layers, winter clothes are a must for this hike.
CARPOOL: Remember the metro does not run at 03:30-04:30 am.
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