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Little Devils Staircase Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Shenandoah National Park, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, May 9 2010  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Apr 22 2010 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, May 6 2010 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~5 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Chris B.
Jerry Wright
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 14 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Little Devils Staircase (located in Shenandoah National Park), is a difficult 7.8 mile hike including a 2000 ft elevation gain and several difficult spots to navigate through. Most of the work comes early on as you climb steeply up and over rocks, gaining 1500 feet of elevation in about 1.8 miles. If you are up for the challenge, this scramble up a steep, rocky ravine along Keyser Run is more than worth the spectacular views of almost continuous waterfalls. The trail slowly winds upwards to the stream and a small waterfall. Be prepared to possibly get your feet wet -- it crosses a small stream not just once, but several times. Also be careful of the deceptively slippery rocks.

Required Items to Bring:
- 3 to 4 liters of water
- Snacks / Lunch
- Good hike shoes/boots
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- camera
- daypack
- Sunscreen

How to Get There:
Event Directions:1. Take 95 South to 495 West toward Silver Spring.
2. Merge onto I-66 West (Exit 49) toward Manassas/ Front Royal
3. Get onto Lee Hwy/ US 29 South via exit 43a Gainesville/ Warrenton
4. Merge onto US-211 W/ US-29 BR S toward US-15 Bus/ Warrenton/ Luray
5. Make a right onto Rt 622
6. Make a left onto Rt 614.
7. Route 614 becomes a gravel road. Follow it to the end (approximately 3 miles).
8. Park at gravel parking area
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 8:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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