Stricklers Knob is billed as having some of the best vistas in the mid-Atlantic, and it features a tough ridgeline scramble that is reminiscent of Old Rag – but without the crowds.
Afterwards we’ll head to Hawsbill Brewing Company in Luray, VA for some well-earned drinks.
Please do not sign up for this hike unless you are confident that you are fit enough to complete an 8 mile hike with about 2,500 feet elevation gain at a 2.5 to 3 mile per hour pace.
Also, be sure you’re comfortable with rock scrambling. The ridgeline trail includes quite a bit – including a 12 ft mini climb/scramble near the summit.
ALSO keep in mind that, while recent reports say that the Stricklers Knob portion of the trail is now blazed and easy to follow.. there is a possibility that it won’t be.
More details here: https://www.hikingupward.com/gwnf/stricklerknob/
Please make sure to wear/bring appropriate clothes, hiking boots, at least 2 liters of water, and the snacks you need to complete a hike of this length. We do expect our members to be familiar with the best practices of hiking – this is not a group for first time hikers and is NOT a group for those seeking hiking instruction.
Please remember that this group is an informal group of friends and volunteers initiating trips under the common adventurer model (http://www.ronwatters.com/CADefine.htm). We're not experts or professionals, nor are we trained hike leaders, nor do we scout out hikes. We plan hikes for fun. You are responsible for your own welfare and safety at all LMH events. Be sure to choose to attend hikes only within your own physical abilities and hiking knowledge; take maps, suitable clothing, provisions (at least two liters of water plus any food or medical supplies you might require) and equipment, and act responsibly and safely at all times.
Acting responsibly and safely includes always making sure that you stay with a group (we advise using the buddy system) and staying on, or within sight of (if you need to answer the call of nature or avoid an obstacle on the trail), marked trails at all times. If you ever believe you may be lost, follow the advice of the US Forest Service. https://www.fs.fed.us/visit/know-before-you-go/if-you-get-lost
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