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Upcoming events (4+)

Intro to Outdoor Rock Climbing for Newbies

Billy Goat Trail C - North Parking Lot

PLEASE READ the full event description

RSVP will open on October 4
20 spots available - If rsvp-ing commitment is a must
If you RSVP and do not show at event date, you will be banned from future events.
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The event is FREE of charge and open to all ages an is designed for those who have zero experience in rock climbing but have always wanted to give it a try.
If you have ever wondered what outdoor rock climbing is all about this is a great opportunity for you to give it a try...You will be hooked on a new activity and I will be your personal coach, we both will make this happen.

The DC Wild Outdoor Adventurers members will be there to help, we fit you in a harness, get you a pair of climbing shoes, and give you all the intel you need to know to get you started in this trilling sport.

The clinic itself will show novice climbers the basic skills necessary to safely rock climb and scale rock walls with confidence.
Specific items covered in the class: knot craft, harness wear and adjustment, belaying, climbing techniques, and climbing safety.
Participants will spend the remainder of the class practicing the skills and climbing.

DATE/TIME: 9:00AM-2:00PM.
Meet at Carderock (MD-side).
Be on time, you may wont find us as soon we move from the parking lot.
The clinic will start promptly at 9:00am and last until about 2:00pm.
IMPORTANT: If weather is adverse to our purposes (rain) event will be reschedule.

WHAT TO BRING: We are climbing through lunch time, so make sure you bring plenty of water, snacks, and lunch to keep you going, bug spry maybe necessary.
WHAT TO WEAR: Look at the weather conditions the day prior to the event and wear accordingly.
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COST: Even t is 100% FREE of charge and has a 20 spot limit
EQUIPMENT: All equipment (Helmets, harness, climbing shoes, ropes, etc.) will be provided.

IMPORTANT: If you wear shoes sizes 12 and up please let me know in advance so I do bring those.
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Covid 19 precautions
Mandatory: We all will WEAR a face covering all the time while in the event. No exceptions allowed.
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Where to meet-up us:
North Parking lot, last parking on the right after entering the park, for Carderock Cliffs
GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked]
DIRECTIONS: Please note we will be meeting on the Maryland side of the park.
From I-495, Take exit #41 to the Clara Barton Parkway, on the MD side of the Potomac River near Cabin John, follow the Parkway North to the first exit Carderock Recreation Area, at the top of the ramp turn left across the Parkway, right to go under the canal, stay right to the last parking lot.
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Climbing is a dangerous sport and serious injury may and can happen
You are solely and completely responsible for choosing outings and activities that are within your physical and medical ability level, for taking proper clothing, provisions, and equipment along on outings to provide for your personal comfort and for making appropriate decisions to ensure your very own safety.

By reserving and or participating in any of our activities you have agree to all the term stated on our Liability waiver:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1hgXQ3bWkQqli5zQuYWmluK8I_pQ9IE2q/view?usp=sharing

Mt Washington winter Ascent Training 1 of 3 - White Oak/Skyline drive/Cedar Run

White Oak/Skyline drive/Cedar Run - 15 miles
This is a training hike (1 of 3) for main event coming on February[masked] Mt. Washington Winter Assent

** Important - When RSVPing, please let me know your intentions...Day hiker or MWWC attendee (MW= Mt. Washington Winter Climber)

This trip is open to everybody as a day hike carrying light weight day packs and is a " mandatory training hike" for the ones attending our NH Mt. Washington winter climb.
In reason to be bet-admitted on main Mt. Washington winter climb event, you (aspirant climber) must attend all 3 training hikes.

* Regular day hikers will use hiking shoes and carry day backpacks
** Trainees will wear mountaineering boots and carry full loaded backpacks

A wonderful world of wispy hemlock and cascading water.
White Oak canyon is a part of the life of the mountains you will miss if you stay on the road.
The water cascades over a wonderland of rocks and pools that will tempt you to go wading.
In a little over a mile you will come to the first of a series of falls, here the trail gets steeper and you will want to take it slowly.
One of Shenandoah National Park's most popular destinations is White Oak Canyon and its six waterfalls, with heights from 35 to 86 feet.

White Oak Canyon itself is one of the best waterfall hikes in the Park.
This hike isn't very difficult in regular season but it became very strenuous on winter.
Being one of the most popular hikes in the park it can be very busy in the peak seasons of spring and fall and even in winter.
With five major falls, numerous smaller cascades and pools, this circuit hike is one of the best.

NOTE: We will be moving as faster as the slower hiker, no need to rum in this one...any way, who will be able to hike 4 miles X HR. with a 30 pounds backpack?

Gear list If you are a regular day hiker:
1.) Day backpack
2.) Snacks/food for your self
3.) Big mouth bottle carrying water, not camelback
4.) At least 2 liters of water.
5.) Water filter
6.) Micro spikes
7.) Comfortable/warm hiking boots
8.) Wool hat - Water proof gloves
9.) 2 pc. rain suit
10.) Heat lamp + extra batteries
11.) A good attitude and a big smile on your face.

Gear list If you are a Mt. Washington winter climber:
1.) 55 lt. backpack carrying a load of 30 pounds.
2.) Wear mountaineering boots
** Relate to mountaineering boots: I can provide them for a $10 daily fee, if interested send me a private message.

Climbers important:
The may idea of this training hike is to test if you are physically up-to for the challenge that represent climb Mt. Washington on winter conditions and MUST be done like we are climbing it already.
Mountaineering boots MUST BE wear all the time of our training trips because you need to get use to the feeling, discomfort and weight of them.
If on the day of our training trips you (climber) show up whit a day pack and wearing hiking shoes you will be welcome to hike with us but you WILL NOT be allow on the main Mt. Washington winter climb event, no exceptions on this rule, doesn't matter who you are.

* Have questions about this event? Contact me by private message

GPS coordinates:[masked] [masked]
Google map driving directions:
http://goo.gl/maps/r2ko1

Link to past trip pictures,enjoy it!!
https://www.meetup.com/young-adventurers/photos/13195252/

Carpool: Don't forget if you want a ride or are willing to offer a ride – be a friend to the environment, save money, and make friends by just posting a message!!
Have a ride: Please post where you are coming from, what time, and how many spots you have.
Need a ride: Post that you need a ride and contact any offers via e-mail for those that are offering rides.

Mt Washington Winter Ascent Training hike #2 - Old Rag/Robertson Mt.

Old Rag/Robertson mountain - 14 miles
This is a training hike (2 of 3) for main event coming on February[masked] - Mt. Washington Winter Assent

** Important - When RSVPing, please let me know your intentions...Day hiker or MW attendee (MW= Mt. Washington Winter Climber)

This trip is open to everybody as a day hike carrying light weight day packs and is a " mandatory training hike" for the ones attending our NH Mt. Washington winter climb.
* Day hikers will use hiking shoes and carry day backpacks
** Trainees will wear mountaineering boots and carry full loaded backpacks.

Many a Virginian has gotten his or her first real taste of mountaineering on Old Rag, a great mass of exposed granite east of the Blue Ridge crest in Virginia's Shenandoah National Park.

Although nearby Skyline Drive has several hikes to craggy summits or outcrops, including the fine scramble on Bearfence Mountain, those hikes are principally short routes through the woods, with only a few hundred feet of elevation gain at the most, to reach the open rocks at the very end. Old Rag, though, requires almost 3 miles of one-way hiking to reach the summit by its shortest route, and elevation gain is anywhere from[masked]' depending on the specific route chosen.
But even better is that much of the standard route to the summit is across open rock, giving about as close to an above-timberline feel as one is going to find in the Southeast. Factor in that parts of the standard route involve some Class 3 scrambling, and hiking Old Rag becomes an adventure, especially to novice hikers and to people unversed with the wonders of truly alpine mountains.
In fact, one's first hike of Old Rag might inspire a mountaineering lust that may consume great sums of money, time, and family members' patience...you have been warned.

All the exposed rock makes it stand out, and its position east of the main Blue Ridge, rising straight from the flatlands on all but its western side, makes it seem higher than it really is. From almost any point from which it is visible, Old Rag dominates the scene.

Robertson Mountain is one of Shenandoah National Park’s biggest secrets, and as such one of the least-climbed mountains in the park. The reason this mountain is often over-looked is because it is located next to Old Rag (one of the park's most popular hikes).
The Peak of Robertson Mountain provides for a panoramic view of Old Rag Mountain’s jagged peaks.
Robertson Mountain in one of the many Blue Ridge Mountains. The Blue Ridge is the enormously long mountain crest that begins just north of the Potomac River on the Virginia-Maryland border and goes south all the way to Georgia.

Gear list If you are a regular day hiker:
1.) Day backpack
2.) Snacks/food for your self
3.) Big mouth bottle carrying water, not camelback
4.) At least 2 liters of water.
5.) Micro spikes
6.) Comfortable/warm hiking boots
7.) Wool hat - Water proof gloves
8.) 2 pieces rain suit
9.) Headlamp + extra batteries

Gear list If you are a Mt. Washington winter climber:
1.) 50 lt. backpack with a 30 pounds load
2.) Wear mountaineering boots
** Relate to mountaineering boots: I can provide them for a $10 daily fee, if interested send me a private message.

Climbers important:
The may idea of this training hike is to test if you are physically up-to for the challenge that represent climb Mt. Washington on winter conditions and MUST be done like we are climbing it already.
Mountaineering boots MUST BE wear all the time of our training trips because you need to get use to the feeling, discomfort and weight of them.
If on the day of our training trips you (climber) show up whit a day pack and wearing hiking shoes you will be welcome to hike with us but you WILL NOT be allow on the main Mt. Washington winter climb event, no exceptions on this rule, doesn't matter who you are.

GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked]
Google map driving directions: https://goo.gl/maps/qVmZynkURwz

Mt Washington Winter Accent Training hike #3 - Crabtree Falls - Spy Rock - 14 ml

Crabtree Falls to Spy Rock - 14 miles
This is a training hike (3 of 3) for main event coming on February[masked] Mt. Washington Winter Assent

*Note: This will be a 3hr driving distance time each way making it a 6hr round trip drive time in which case we must have one over night camping.
Drive to location Saturday 1pm, wild camp and next day (Sunday) get out early morning and complete our training hike series, when done with the hike break camp and drive back home soon after.

** Important - When RSVPing, please let me know your intentions...Day hiker or MW attendee (MW= Mt. Washington Winter Climber)
This trip is open to everybody as a day hike carrying light weight day packs and is a " mandatory training hike" for the ones attending our NH Mt. Washington winter climb.
* Day hikers will use hiking shoes and carry day backpacks
** Trainees will wear mountaineering boots and carry full backpacks

The Blue Ridge is the enormously long mountain crest that begins just north of the Potomac River on the Virginia-Maryland border and goes south all the way to Georgia.

Gear list If you are a regular day hiker:
1.) Day backpack
2.) Snacks/food for your self
3.) Big mouth bottle carrying water, not camelback
4.) At least 2 liters of water.
5.) Micro spikes
6.) Comfortable/warm hiking boots
7.) Wool hat - Water proof gloves
8.) 2 pieces rain suit
9.) Headlamp + extra batteries
10.) Tent-sleeping bag-sleeping pad
11.) Backpacking stove + gas canister
12.) Cooking utensils (dish-cup-spoon-pot)
13.) Dehydrated food (Breakfast only)

Gear list If you are a Mt. Washington winter climber + all list as a day hiker
1.) 50 lt. backpack with a 30 pounds load
2.) Wear mountaineering boots
** Relate to mountaineering boots: I can provide them for a $10 daily fee, if interested send me a private message.

Climbers important:
The may idea of this training hike is to test if you are physically up-to for the challenge that represent climb Mt. Washington on winter conditions and MUST be done like we are climbing it already.
Mountaineering boots MUST BE wear all the time of our training trips because you need to get use to the feeling, discomfort and weight of them.
If on the day of our training trips you (climber) show up whit a day pack and wearing hiking shoes you will be welcome to hike with us but you WILL NOT be allow on the main Mt. Washington winter climb event, no exceptions on this rule, doesn't matter who you are.

GPS coordinates:[masked], [masked]
Google map driving directions:
https://www.google.com/maps/dir/Vienna%2FFairfax-GMU,+9550+Saintsbury+Dr,+Fairfax,+VA+22031/37.850959,-79.07982/@38.3630202,-78.7518499,230128m/am=t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m10!4m9!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b64bee3f1333f7:0xaed8819b1f5a6c8d!2m2!1d-77.2716314!2d38.8777047!1m0!3e0!5i1

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