This hike includes the long steep ascent of the east side of Robertson Mountain, one of the more strenuous hikes in the Shenandoah National Park. We begin hiking at the Old Rag Parking Lot up Weakly Hollow Road to the Robertson Mountain trailhead to ascend the mountain. We will then proceed to the the Old Rag fire road, then take the Indian Creek trail past Corbin Cabin, then return along the Nicholson Hollow trail. This time of year we will have good views of Corbin Hollow and Old Rag. There are four stream crossings. This is a difficult 12 mile hike with an elevation gain of about 2800 feet. This hike requires good fitness and endurance. It is a borderline A+ hike and may be a challenge even for those persons hiking at an A level.
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions with layers of wicking clothing, gloves and a hat as appropriate. Also bring snacks, lunch, electrolytes, plenty of water and/or warm beverage/soup as appropriate. Hiking poles are highly recommended.
We hike at a pace of 2.5 mi/hr when moving and we will be moving constantly except for a few short stops at the trail intersections, and a lunch break. Anyone that has not hiked at the A level with NVHC should answer the hike question.
Leader: Will Lintner [masked])
Park Entry Fee: $30/car (to be shared by each car, free if a person in the car has an annual park pass)
Carpool Fee: $6
****You must be experienced in hikes of this distance and elevation gain.****
Dogs are permitted on this hike in accordance with the NVHC Dog Policy. https://tinyurl.com/nvhcdogpolicy