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Difficult Day Hike to Big Schloss (GWNF)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: George Washington National Forest (GWNF), VA
Date(s) & Time:Sun, Oct 10 2004  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 7:45 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, Sep 24 2004 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Oct 8 2004 12:59 pm
Event Duration:All day
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Christine Di Lapi
Chris Whalen
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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:6
Number Registered So Far: 9 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Join the MOC for a challenging but very rewarding circuit day hike on the VA/West VA border in the George Washington National Forest (GWNF). This hike is twelve miles long, with elevation change of 2256 feet. We will hike along the Little Stony Creek, Tuscarora, Mill Mountain, and Big Schloss Cutoff Trails to complete this circuit. (See PATC Map F, Great Mountain-North Half, GWNF) The highlight is the spur trail we take to the Big Schloss rock formation, with expansive views of two states. brbr font class=warningFor this event, we would like everyone to plan on meeting at the carpool location (even if you are not intending to car pool), due to the long travel distance and the extremely limited parking at the trailhead./font brbr

Required Items to Bring:
- Good solid hiking bootsbr - Layered clothing including a waterproof outer layerbr - At least two litres of waterbr - Bagged lunch to eat on the trailbr - Review the MOC's a href="" target="_blank"hiking checklist/a for appropriate equipment
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Trail snack foodbr - Money for dinner out after the hikebr - Money for your carpool driverbr -Sunscreenbr -Insect repellant

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From DC:br Take I-66 W towards Front Royal, merge onto I-81 south 17 miles, exit on VA42 West (Exit 283) for 6 miles, in Columbia Furnace right on VA675. Immediately after the creek bridge turn left (Wolf Gap Road VA675) for approx. 3.5 miles and turn right on to Forest Road (FR) 92. Parking area at Little Stoney Creek trailhead is 3.7 miles down FR 92 from its junction with VA675. brbr From Baltimore:br Take I-95 South to I-495 West (DC Beltway). Follow I-495 to I-66 W, then use directions above.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:45 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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