Blackberry Ice Cream Hike Part Deux

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East Falls Church Station

· Arlington, VA

How to find us

We'll meet in the small Kiss & Ride Lot at North Sycamore & 19th Street, to your right as you exit the station.

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Details

Here is yet another chance to indulge in Shenandoah’s natural charms as well as its delicious blackberry ice cream while beating the Mid-Atlantic's infamous summer heat. This will be a moderate one-way trek of about 6.5 miles with 1000 feet of elevation gain, mostly on the Appalachian Trail in central Shenandoah National Park. We'll start at the Jewell Hollow Overlook on Skyline Drive and head up to the majestic overlook on Stony Man Summit. At an elevation of just over 4000 feet, this ranks as the second highest point in the entire Park, where temperatures should be 10-15 degrees cooler than what others will be sweltering in down here. (For those who attended the first Blackberry Ice Cream hike on July 20, this time we will do the entire Stony Man circuit, which we didn’t have time for then.) Afterwards, we'll stop for dinner and that yummy blackberry ice cream at the Park's nearby Skyland Resort. Bring plenty of water, a bag lunch, bug spray, sunscreen, and about $20 for transportation, admission and trip fees (plus whatever you'd care to spend at Skyland). Sorry, no pets allowed on the Stony Man Nature Trail. We will leave at 9:30 a.m. sharp from the Kiss & Ride lot at the East Falls Church Metro.