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Old Rag hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Shenandoah NP, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Oct 22 2011  9:30 am  (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Thu, Oct 6 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Thu, Oct 20 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:7 hr
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
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:2
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This is a strenuous hike with an elevation gain of more than 2000 ft in 2.5 miles. It involves rock scrambles, including lifting oneself though narrow rock chutes and walking on ledges with substantial drop-off and no safety features. From the summit, it's a moderate 5+ mile hike back on fire roads.

We'll eat lunch at the peak. Afterward there will be a local late afternoon dinner/social hour stop at the Griffin in Flint Hill.

Be prepared for sudden weather changes and temperature drops on the mountain.

If you bring hiking poles, they should be inside your pack or strapped to your pack for the climb otherwise they just get in the way.

Mid-Atlantic Hikes has a feature to make a Google driving map to the park's parking lot

Here's another site that describes the hike in detail.

Car pool is from Baltimore

Required Items to Bring:
Sturdy hiking boots are highly recommended.
2 liters minimum water
Waterproof outerwear in case of rain (garbage bag is adequate)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Leather or disposable gloves, granite is hard on the fingertips

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Washington DC: Interstate 66 West to exit 43A for U.S. 29. Follow to Warrenton approx 15 mi, bear right onto U.S. 211 and follow to Sperryville approx 27 mi. At Sperryville, left on U.S. 522 then quick right onto Virginia 231. Approximately 8 mi then right onto Virginia 602 (sign for Old Rag at turn) bear left on Virginia 707 then bear left again on Virginia 600 to parking lot.
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

Unlike other hikes that MOC does, this hike will only occur if it is not raining. If it's raining, the rocks are too slippery and not safe to hike on, so the hike will likely be canceled.
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Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
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