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Difficult Hike in GWNF (Big Schloss/Half Moon)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: near Woodstock, VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 3 2006  9:30 am  (Carpool Departure: 7:30 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, May 17 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 31 2006 12:59 pm
Event Duration:7 to 8 hours
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Colin Babb
Jeff Schneider
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:17
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 16 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Please join the MOC for a 15.5 mi. shuttle hike in Great North Mountain, George Washington National Forest, Lee Ranger District. We will make the ascent up to three beautiful overlooks - Half Moon, Big Schloss and Tibbot Knob. In addition, there will be nice views of the valley scattered throughout the hike.

It is important to note that since this is a shuttle hike, for non-drivers there will be a wait of approximately an hour at the end of the hike so that the drivers can retrieve and bring back their cars.

In addition, there is a 820 foot steep ascent and a couple of rock scrambles in the last mile of this hike.

We will be utilizing the Bucktail Cutoff, Half Moon, Tuscarora, Mill Mountain and Tibbet Knob trails to complete this hike. In addition, we'll be passing through the Wolf Gap Recreation Area.

Total elevation gain for this hike is appx. 3000 feet. It is rather rocky in areas, but scrambling is limited to a few brief sections towards the end.

Flora information for this area.

Required Items to Bring:
- Footwear for rocky terrain
- Review the MOC's hiking checklist for appropriate equipment
- Packed lunch
- Plenty of water (at least 3 liters)
- Raingear
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
-Insect Repellent
- Camera
- Money for an optional post-hike meal

How to Get There:
Event Directions:Directions will be provided at the mandatory carpool.
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 7:30 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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