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This is one of the best waterfall hikes around. It is also very challenging, so it's not for everyone. We'll do a loop up the White Oak Canyon Trail and down the Cedar Run Trail. Total distance is 9 miles with a 2500 ft climb and descent. Along way, we'll see five major water falls and numerous cascades. There are at least three river crossings, and we might have to take off our boots and wade, so bring extra socks and possibly light sneakers or something to wear for the crossings. We'll meet at the lower parking lot fee station at 7:40 am, which means you'll need to leave the Baltimore area around 5 am. I'll send out my cell # the day before to help us keep in touch. If you are running late, please call or txt as soon as you can after 5 am (if you wait too long, I may no longer have a signal). VERY IMPORTANT: Set your phone/GPS to take you to Etlan, VA, then to the trail parking (if you try to navigate straight to the trail, it might give you bad directions). Also, YOU WILL LOSE SIGNAL at some point after you pass Warrenton, VA. Therefore, PRINT OUT THE DIRECTIONS FROM WARRENTON TO THE TRAIL PARKING (Warrenton to Sperryville to Etlan to the trail parking). This will be a socially distanced hike, limited to around 10, and following the Covid-19 Guidelines listed below. Please join the waitlist if you would like to attend. Due to the restrictions on group size, we'll try to take a group with consistently reliable HAB members. Please bring plenty of water, snacks, lunch, an extra pair of socks, and possibly light sneakers or something similar to wear for the stream crossings. *** IMPORTANT *** BY ATTENDING THIS EVENT, YOU AGREE TO THE LIABILITY WAIVER, INDEMNIFICATION, ASSUMPTION OF RISK, AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS (https://www.meetup.com/HikingAroundBaltimore/pages/23647795/LIABILITY_WAIVER_AND_ASSUMPTION_OF_RISK/) (revision July 6, 2017). PLEASE READ THIS AGREEMENT CAREFULLY BEFORE RSVP'ING. COVID-19 GUIDELINES ------------------------------- - No guests allowed. Everyone must be a member and must have an RSVP that says "You're going". - If you have not been carefully practicing social distancing, please don't come to our events. - If you don't feel well, have a cough or cold, or may have been exposed to any type of flu in the last 21 days, please stay home. - Please take your temperature prior to the event, and if it is elevated, please stay home. - Please do not commute together to events. - Please stay at least 10 feet apart from each other at all times. Also, please try not to stand or walk immediately upwind or downwind from anyone else, or if the wind doesn't allow that, please cover your face or increase your distance to at least 20 feet apart. - Please bring something to cover your face in case you are unable to maintain social distance such as passing on the trail, or there is an emergency, or you start coughing, etc. - Please do not yell, cough, spit, clear your throat, blow your nose, etc. - If you find yourself coughing on the hike, please leave the group and head home. - Please do not share items, which means do not touch or handle other people's phones, food, water bottles, or even bottles of hand sanitizer. - Please try not to touch anything on the hike, for example, please don't touch or grab any trees or other hand holds. - For your own safety, please do not touch your face during the hike and please use hand sanitizer before getting back into your car. - If you have any problem with the guidelines, please don't come. Thank you for your cooperation and please be safe!