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Diff Big Devil's Staircase Hike

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Shenandoah National ,VA
Date(s) & Time:Sat, May 24 2008  10:00 am  (Carpool Departure: 8:00 am   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Wed, May 7 2008 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Wed, May 21 2008 12:59 pm
Event Duration:~6-8 hrs
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Sarven Sabunciyan
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Member Cost:$10.00/Person (See Detailed Cost Info Below)

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:22
Minimum Group Size:6
Number Registered So Far: 11 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: No

This is a 14.5 mile long loop hike on the AT and Bluff Trails with a visit to the Big Devil's staircase. The hike is rated as difficult only because of it's length. The elevation change is minimal - about 1000 feet over the first 3-4 miles. Despite the lack of elevation change, this hike contains fairly nice vistas.

There will be an optional dinner following.

Required Items to Bring:
Appropriate footwear (hiking shoes/boots)
At least 3 L of water
Lunch and snacks
Money for carpool and park entrance fee ($10/car not per person)
Recommended Items to Bring:
Use our Event Checklists to make sure you have everything you need.
Bug repellent
Money for optional dinner afterwards

How to Get There:
Event Directions:1.) Get onto I-66W
2.) Take exit 13 for VA-79 toward Front Royal/Linden/VA-55
3.) Turn left at VA-79
4.) Turn right at VA-55
5.) Turn left at US-340
6.) Turn left at Skyline Drive
7.) Parking lot is between mile marker 12 and 13 on Skyline Drive.
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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Cost & Payment:
Member Cost:$10.00/Person
Non-Member Cost:$10.00/Person
Cost Includes:Entrance fee to the park. Carpooling is strongly recommended due to entrance fee and those darn gas prices!
Make a Payment:Although there is a cost for this event, you do not pay through the MOC. Please review the event details carefully for information about how/where to make your payment.

Cancellation/Partial Attendance:
Please review our Cancellation Policy carefully!