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Hike a Little, Pick a Little

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Sky Meadows State Park, Delaplane, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 30 2011  9:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Jul 15 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jul 29 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:5-6 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Jen A
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Member Cost:$4.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:18
Minimum Group Size:10
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes


Join MOC for a hike at Sky Meadows Park, followed by a visit to nearby Hollin Farms to pick your own vegetables and fruit.

The hike will be a 7.9 mile* loop with ~2,100 feet of elevation change. The hike offers some great scenic views of the area, including the Piedmont Overlook. Sky Meadows was created on land donated to the state by philanthropist and local resident Paul Mellon who saved it from a planned upscale subdivision. The core area was farmland for three centuries. In fact, cows still roam parts of the park.

Make sure you bring plenty of water. We will also stop briefly for lunch/snacks.

After the hike, we’ll head to nearby Hollin Farms for pick-your-own fruits and vegetables. Peaches, sweet corn, and zucchini are on the picking schedule – cross your fingers that tomatoes will be ready for us!

Dogs are welcome at both Sky Meadows and at Hollin Farms, but they must be leashed.

(*Depending on heat and humidity, there is an option to shorten the hike to five miles. We can evaluate based on the weather and group interest.)

Required Items to Bring:
- Comfortable Hiking Shoes
- Water
- Snack and Lunch
- Money for Park Entrance Fee and Pick Your Own Fruits & Vegetables
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Camera

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From Baltimore: - Take I-95 S toward Washington - Take exit 27 to merge onto Capital Beltway/I-495 W toward Silver Spring - Take exit 49 to merge onto I-66 W toward Front Royal/Manassas - Take exit 23 for VA-55 W/US-17 N toward Paris/Delaplane - Turn left at Edmonds Ln - Follow signs to the Visitor Center
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

Please be thankful to your carpool driver by contributing money for gas or any fees incurred while traveling (park fees, tolls, etc).
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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$4.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$4.00/Person
Cost Includes:Park entrance fee per car
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!