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Difficult Day Hike in GWNF (Tuscarora Trail)

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: near Capon Springs, WV
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jun 10 2006  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Fri, May 26 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Fri, Jun 9 2006 12:59 pm
Event Duration:appx 7 to 8 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Jeff Schneider
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:35
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 0 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

Please join the MOC for a 15.6 mi. hike that is mostly on the Virginia/West Virginia border.

The Tuscarora Trail is a 252 mile side trail of the Appalachain Trail. The southern terminus is in Shenandoah National Park, and it follows a semi-circle direction, reconnecting with the AT near Carlisle, PA.

This hike will start out of the Hawk Recreation Area with a steep and rocky 1000 ft. climb. We will stay mostly on the ridge until we get to the Paul Gerhard Memorial Shelter, where we will eat lunch and turn around. Since it is an out and back hike, we will have a steep and rocky 1000 ft descent to end the hike.

According to the PATC guidebook, our wildflower encounters may include Red Columbine (pictured), Lavender Beard-Tongue, and Star Grass Bloom.

Please note the driving time for this hike.

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)
- Sunscreen
- Insect Repellant
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Raingear
- 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: 8:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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