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Difficult Loop Day Hike (Old Rag Mtn) II
|Event Location:||Sperryville, VA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Sat, Oct 11 2003 10:00 am (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Thu, Sep 25 2003 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Thu, Oct 9 2003 12:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||About 6 hrs.|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Event Organizer(s):||KC Yi|
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|Member Cost:||$10.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)|
|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||20|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|This is a fairly tenuous classic hike to the top of Old Rag Mountain, which is arguably the best hike in Shenandoah Park. Old Rag Mountain is one of the highest Peaks (3291 feet) in the Blue Ridge Mountains in northern Virginia. Its bald summit commands a spectacular view of the Piedmont to the east and the Shenandoah Valley to the west.BRBR Our route covers 7.5 miles of ground (2200 feet elevation) including the Ridge Trail, Saddle Trail and Weakley Hollow Fire Road.BRBR The hike begins with a 2 mile ascent to the rocky section of the trail. The last 1.5 mile of the Ridge Trail climb is a fun rock scramble (up and down boulders, through cracks, and on a natural staircase about 1/2 mile from the top), giving you a true summit feeling. We'll break for lunch at the top of the mountain where you'll have spectacular views and it will really make the climb worth it!BRBR Once we're done enjoying our packed lunches, and taking in the view, we'll take the Saddle Trail for 1.5 miles down to the Weakley Hollow Fire Road. From there it is 2.5 miles back to the parking lot.BRBR Please note that you need to be in shape to do this hike! Anyone not physically fit to ascend this mountain will be walked back down the trail to the cars with an Event Co-organizer - no exceptions. Safety first.BRBR The MOC also asks that you leave your mobile phone at home or in your vehicle during the hike.|
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||Directions from Washington: I-66 west to Exit 43. Take Route 29 south to Warrenton. At Warrenton, veer right onto 211 and take 211 west all the way to Sperryville, VA. In this small town, head left at the T-intersection onto 522. Take 522 east just 1 mile, then take 231 south about 7 miles. Look for a sign for Old Rag Mountain to the right-turn there and follow the road for 2-3 miles to Old Rag Mountain parking lot. (This is about a 2 hour drive from Washington, DC. We recommend you meet up at the carpool first at 8 AM to get some company).|
|Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):||0Mile(s)|
|Carpool Departure Time:||8:00 am|
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|Cost & Payment:|
|Cost Includes:||$5 Admission to the park/hike with the park service. This is a per person, not per vehicle, fee. In addition, it is recommended that you supply $5 to your carpool driver for gas.|
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