• Hazel River + Cave Falls Swimming Hole (Moderately strenuous)

    Clevengers Corner Park & Ride

    Continuation of "Hikes with Swimming Holes". An out and back hike, with lunch break and swimming at Cave Falls See maps in pictures 6.5 to 7.5 miles (out and back hike) 1500 feet elevation gain Moderate Pace: 2.0 mph Multiple crossings of Hazel River. With rain predictions Monday and Tuesday, river may be up. Be prepared with river shoes. Gentle reminder, Summer heat and humidity can turn a walk in the park into heat exhaustion or worse. https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/heat-exhaustion#1 It is always best to premix electrolytes in your water and drink regularly to stay hydrated during our adventures in the woods, especially in the summertime. Also, all hikers are asked to have a contact card in their packs at all times. Include emergency contacts with email/telephone numbers, medications and pre-existing conditions. Your preparation will allow others to assist you in your time of need. Be safe and be well! What to bring: 3 to 4 liters of water with electrolytes, snack, deet, sunscreen, swim suit, towel, hiking sticks, water shoes (stream crossings and wading). Note: Start and end time do not include your travel time to Clevengers Corner or post-hike rehydration. We will end the day with a rehydration stop in Sperryville Liability Disclaimer - Blue Mountain Hiking Club Organizers and or Hike Leaders are not professional guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. With your RSVP you agree with this disclaimer - https://www.meetup.com/Blue-Mountain-Hiking-Club/about/

  • Dragons' Tooth Day Hike, Optional Saturday Hike

    Dragons Tooth Trail Head

    So you didn't make it to the Sawtooth Mountains? No problem, join me for a stroll to Dragon's Tooth near Roanoke on Friday and a second hike to Hay Rock or McAfee's Knob on Saturday. I will be staying in Roanoke for the weekend. Camping or hotel options are available depending upon what creature comforts you may prefer. If you require alot of structure for your weekend plans this outing will not be for you. Day 1: We will meet at the Dragon's Tooth parking lot at 0930 on Friday. Length 5.7 mls Elev. Gain: 1,505 ft Pace: 2.5 mph Significant rock scrambling with a few iron rungs; if you do not like exposed rocks, DO NOT ATTEND. Experienced hikers only. Full description to follow: https://www.hikingupward.com/JNF/DragonsTooth/ What to bring: 3 to 4 liters of water with electrolytes, snacks, deet, sunscreen, and hiking sticks. Note: Start and end time do not include your travel time to trailhead or post-hike rehydration. Day 2: We will head out for McAfee's Knob. McAfee's Knob can be an ant hill of hikers, so the starting time will be early. Trail descriptions to follow: General characteristics: Length 8 mls Elev. 1,700 ft Pace: 2.5 mph https://www.hikingupward.com/JNF/McAfeeKnob/ Liability Disclaimer - Blue Mountain Hiking Club Organizers and or Hike Leaders are not professional guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. With your RSVP you agree with this disclaimer - https://www.meetup.com/Blue-Mountain-Hiking-Club/about/

  • First Annual Blue Mountain Hiking Club Picnic

    Rappahannock County Park

    Just like last year but with a new name and at a new venue. Non hiking spouses are especially welcome. This is a pot luck event. Bring something to eat and drink and something to share. With a reserved shelter, this is a rain or shine event. The park offers picnic tables,cornhole, shuffleboard, tennis, skate boarding, fishing and more. See https://rappahannockcountypark.weebly.com/ Liability Disclaimer - Blue Mountain Hiking Club Organizers and or Hike Leaders are not professional guides. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking alone. With your RSVP you agree with this disclaimer - https://www.meetup.com/Blue-Mountain-Hiking-Club/about/