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Join us on a Leap Day hike to iconic McAfee Knob! Round trip for this day hike will be close to 8 miles, 1,400 feet in altitude gain, and may take up to 6 hours to complete. If you haven't done this distance, altitude gain, or duration in previous hikes this is not the first time to start!
Start Time of 10:00 am is when we will start hiking from the McAfee Knob parking lot. End time of 4:00 pm is when we expect to return to the McAfee Knob parking lot. Please adjust for travel time depending on where you are driving from.
Bring the following:
A good pair of hiking shoes or boots
A headlamp (in case it starts getting dark)
Snacks and maybe lunch
Multiple layers of clothing (you will be hiking in winter)
A positive attitude
Meet at McAfee Knob Parking Lot at 10:00 am. A Google map of the location can be found at the shortened link below:
Anyone wanting to carpool from the Richmond area can meet at 7:00 am at the Walmart address below. We will likely be returning to Richmond around 8:00 pm.
11400 W Broad St, Glen Allen, VA 23060
HIKING DISTANCE: ~8.0 miles
HIKING PACE: Moderate to slow ( about 1.5 miles per hour)
TRAIL TERRAIN: Gravel, dirt, rock
DIFFICULTY: Moderately Strenuous (This should not be your first hike!)
CANCELLATION: If weather becomes an issue, call or check your email for updates before leaving.
• Hiker Responsibilities (https://www.meetup.com/Virginia-Backpacking/pages/23716484/Hiker_Responsibilities).
• Liability Disclaimer (https://www.meetup.com/Virginia-Backpacking/pages/23716390/Liability_Disclaimer).