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Diff hike- Big Schloss
|Event Location:||George Washing National Forest, VA|
|Date(s) & Time:||Wed, Jan 9 2008 7:00 am (Carpool Departure: 7:00 am *log in for location*)|
|Registration Opens:||Sun, Dec 23 2007 12:00 am|
|Registration Cut Off:||Sun, Jan 6 2008 12:59 pm|
|Event Duration:||~8 hrs|
|Difficulty Rating:||D5: Difficult|
|Event Organizer(s):||Rachel Evans|
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|Who's Invited:||Members Only, 18 And Older Only|
|Maximum Group Size:||10|
|Minimum Group Size:||4|
|Number Registered So Far:||2 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)|
|Are Dogs Permitted:||No|
|This is a fast paced hike. We will be hiking this 11.4 loop in 4 hours. Please sign up only if you have experience hiking over 3.0 mph.|
Did you that schloss means “castle” in German? Come see why the German immigrants of Virginia were so impressed with this geologic wonder with the MOC. Described as the treasure of the George Washington National Forest, this 11.4 mile loop is worth the challenge. We will begin this hike at the bottom of the mountain where we will see old-growth hemlocks stand out from the smaller trees growing thick along this stream. If Big Schloss is a destination, this loop hike is an experience.
This trail starts with moderate climb during the first three miles then becomes relatively flat until we start the climb up to the famous outcrop. Please note that the last three miles is a steep downhill, and can be very hard on your knees. We suggest you bring Aleve if you have any problems with your knees.
There will be an optional meal on the way home.
|How to Get There:|
|Event Directions:||meet at carpool|
|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|
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