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Everyone knows the Noland Trail, but what about Lake Maury? This little-known patch of winding trails is right next door. This place is a favorite of Mountain Bikers. Hopefully, on a weekday, there won't be too many cyclists to dodge. MAY REQUIRE DODGING MOUNTAIN BIKES. COME READY FOR A CHALLENGE... There are hills and winding trails.
Adventure up to the monumental Humpback Rock. The challenging Albright trail takes us past a small plane crash site and intersects with the AT. The entire loop is 8 mountainous miles and we will visit the homestead near the parking lot before heading home. The trail requires 8 mountainous miles of hiking so this mountain trek is for hikers who are accustom to vigorous exercise. Hikers who rsvp should have previously completed a qualifier hike, have an annual membership, and be accustomed to vigorous exercise. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED A QUALIFIER BEFORE YOU RSVP... look for "Appalachia Qualifier" on our calendar: https://www.meetup.com/Hampton-Roads-Hikers/events/calendar/ Arriving at carpool location well rested, and hydrated with breakfast eaten is also important. If you want to go be sure and click the link below. Humpback Rocks and AT (http://www.hikingupward.com/gwnf/humpbackrocks/) Annual membership required for this trek... OUR ANNUAL DUES OPTION IS AVAILABLE HERE https://www.hampton-roads-hikers.com/annual-dues
HISTORY HIKE If you have never seen the Emancipation Oak or heard this part of the story of the African American people it's truly amazing. The story of this tree and the "Freedom Fort", during the Civil war, conveys a courageous and resilient people who helped forge our nation despite overwhelming obstacles. The tree has been lovingly cared for since the Civil War and is sacred. Emancipation Oak History (http://www.hamptonu.edu/about/emancipation_oak.cfm) After visiting the tree will walk through the public spaces at Hampton University to Hampton National Cemetery and a few other interesting stops. Our five-mile/3mph route will climb over the bridge to downtown and back. This is a "Kid Friendly" event... see our terms and conditions for rules regarding minors at: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1gv9100l8xj8cuKI3GbeFs-NfAdPaWBNuXQXeAe2flgM/edit OUR ANNUAL DUES OPTION IS AVAILABLE HERE https://www.hampton-roads-hikers.com/annual-dues
This five-mile round trip goes through neighborhoods and past plenty of distractions getting to the amusement park. A spin on the Ferris wheel should have us in the park for half an hour. The way back hits the boardwalk and Beach Garden Park, arriving back at the parking area around 7. OUR ANNUAL DUES OPTION IS AVAILABLE HERE https://www.hampton-roads-hikers.com/annual-dues