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Hiking Ninja: Big Schloss

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: George Washington National Forest
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Mar 19 2011  7:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Mar 2 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Mar 16 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:About 8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Jen A
Sandra Stabler
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 21 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:15
Minimum Group Size:8
Number Registered So Far: 15 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Hiking ninjas never take weekends off. Head out to the George Washington National Forest for a challenging hike up Big Schloss.

Big Schloss (named by German immigrants) affords great views of the surrounding valley. Known as the treasure of the George Washington National Forest, this hike will make you work for the view as you gain 1,400 feet in the first 3.8 miles. The hike remains relatively level until we hit another climb to the famous outcropping. A steep descent comes at the end, dropping 1,000 feet in 1.7 miles.

Total hike mileage will be 11 to 12 miles.

Required Items to Bring:
- Water
- Lunch/snacks
- Comfortable and sturdy hiking shoes
- Layered clothing
- Winter hiking gear
- Money for carpool
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:To be supplied at carpool.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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