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Moderate Hike Up Bull Run Mountain




The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Bull Run Mountain
Date(s) & Time:Sat, Jul 15 2006  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 9:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, Jun 28 2006 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, Jul 12 2006 12:59 pm
Event Duration:4 hours
Difficulty Rating:D4: Moderate to Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Cynthia Hildenbrand
Chuck Hildenbrand
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:23
Minimum Group Size:5
Number Registered So Far: 17 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

Itinerary:

On August 28, 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee arrived at Thoroughfare Gap with most of his Army of Northern Virginia. They were attempting to reinforce the rest of his army under Major General Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson around Manassas before the Federal Major General John Pope his Army of Virginia could crush them. This last obstacle for Lee was defended by about 12,000 Union troops under the command of Brigadier General James Ricketts. But Confederate Lieutenant General James Longstreet and his roughly 48,000 troops were able to push the Union Division out of the gap clearing the way to Jackson. This short but important battle allowed for the reunification of the Army of Northern Virginia and the defeat of the Union Army of Virginia at the Second Battle of Manassas (Bull Run).

Along this hike, you will see a trench made by the Federals to defend the gap. There are also the ruins of the Chapman House and Ice Storage Pit as well as the Beverley Mill. Some of you may have seen the mill while traveling along I-66 through the gap.

After these ruins, we will traverse up to the top of the mountain which will reward us with a panoramic view west into Faquier County. Here we will stop for lunch. Then it's back down the mountain on a separate trail to the parking lot.

Overall, the hike will be about 5 miles long with an elevation gain of about 1100 feet.

A carpool site will be set up at the Vienna Metro Station off of I-66 in Virginia.

For more information check out these sites:
HikingUpward.com
Bull Run Mountains Conservancy, Inc. (BRMC)

Required Items to Bring:
- Comfortable Hiking Shoes/Boots
- Bagged Lunch
- Water
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
- Cameras
- Sun Screen
- Bug Spray

How to Get There:
Event Directions:From DC:
-Take I-66 W towards FRONT ROYAL
-Take the US-15 exit- EXIT 40- toward HAYMARKET / LEESBURG
-Turn LEFT onto JAMES MADISON HWY / US-15 S
-Turn RIGHT onto VA-55 / JOHN MARSHALL HWY
-Turn RIGHT onto TURNER RD
-Turn LEFT onto BEVERLEY MILL RD
From Baltimore:
-Take I-95 S
-Merge onto I-495 W towards NORTHERN VIRGINIA
-Exit onto I-66 W towards FRONT ROYAL
-Take the US-15 exit- EXIT 40- toward HAYMARKET / LEESBURG
-Turn LEFT onto JAMES MADISON HWY / US-15 S
-Turn RIGHT onto VA-55 / JOHN MARSHALL HWY
-Turn RIGHT onto TURNER RD
-Turn LEFT onto BEVERLEY MILL RD
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 9:00 am
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

Notes:
- We encourage all members to follow our Etiquette Guidelines at all times while participating in MOC events.
- Details of this event are subject to undergo a change at any point in time, with or without warning.
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