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Compton Gap to North Mt. Marshall (Rating: A)

  • December 3 · 7:30 AM
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"A" Level Hike - 12mi ~2,500ft of elevation gain in the SNP

***We meetup at Centreville Park and Ride to form carpools and then drive to the trail-head.  WE LEAVE AT 7:30AM so please arrive a few minutes before 7:30AM***

Please join us for a 12mi Out-n-Back hike starting at Compton Gap and going south on the AT to the summit of North Mt. Marshall.  There are two short side trips during the hike; on the way out to see the views from Compton Peak and on the return trip to see the Basalt rocks with it's columnar jointing (a fine explanation of columnar jointing can be found in Wm Needham's "Hikers Notebook" - http://hikersnotebook.net/Columnar+Jointing

Please print and bring MAP with you.

Leaders: Jennifer [masked])

Car Pool FEE: $5  Park Entrance Fee: $20/car

View from North Mt. Marshall - picture by Richard Stomberg

Basalt rocks - picture by Richard Stromberg


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  • Hiromi

    Thank you for organizing and leading the hike, Jennifer. Your brownies are so delicious and made me happier! Thank you for sweeping the hike, Gina and Keith. It was such a beautiful day and hike trail with such friendly hikers!! Special thanks to Gina, who kindly gave me a ride to Cetreville. Hope to hike with you all very soon!

    5 days ago

  • Barbara E.

    Great hike,delicious brownies! Thanks Jennifer, you are the best!

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Keith

    Dont forget about them brownies. Thanks Jennifer

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Beth

    Jennifer
    ..it was wonderful to see you and everyone else..we had a perfect day and a fun time! Thanks

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Steve

    Thank you Jennifer. What a great day and a great leader. Fun hikers too. Thanks.

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Kate H.

    Wonderful - great to see everyone, thanks Jen!

    2 · 6 days ago

  • Jennifer H.

    A lovely day in the mountains! Thanks to all who came for great company on the trail and in the car. Special thanks to Gina for sweeping. Glad you enjoyed the brownies - I took the calories out:)

    1 · December 3

  • Shelley M.

    Yes - thanks Jennifer for organizing and bringing brownies. How thoughtful!

    2 · December 3

  • Lavina

    Thank you Jennifer for posting and leading today's hike. Some of my favorite hikers showed up and I had fun. My tummy especially extends thanks to you for the brownie at the end. Awesome!

    2 · December 3

  • Steve

    Will meet you at the trail head. See you tomorrow.

    December 2

  • Jennifer H.

    Hi everyone - what a great group of hikers! Looking forward to seeing you bright and early at Centreville Park and Ride unless you contacted me to meet at the trailhead. Please plan to arrive at the Park and Ride at 7:20am in time to sign in and form car pools. Weather forecast in the SNP tomorrow is partly sunny with highs in the 40s. Please dress warmly as it will be in the 30s when we start hiking so recommend you get out your winter hiking gear including hats and gloves! Please bring the usual - at least 2 liters of water, snacks or lunch, a rain jacket, well broken hiking shoes or boots. If you can't make the hike, please make sure you change your RSVP. If you need to contact me my cell phone is[masked]

    December 2

  • Kathy S

    I'll meet you at the trailhead.

    December 2

Mc Lean, VA

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