Free Trolley Bus Stop On J.P.A. Nearest Maury Ave
Shenandoah National Park
Community hike with local Sierra Club.
Let’s explore the just-burned area of Shenandoah National Park , on a trail (Rocky Mountain Loop*) that has multiple mountain-top views of canyonesque walls, valleys, and mountains beyond.
*Educated guess is that the trail will re-open for this weekend; if not, the leader will pick a different trail and the hike is still on..
10-mile circuit. ~2,000 feet elevation gain; last half of the hike is all uphill. Hike pace 3.0 to 4.0 out of 5.
This adventure starts out with everyone waitlisted, and then as drivers sign up, folks will get off the wait list.
WITHDRAW/CANCEL-PARTICIPATION DEADLINE is the same as the posted signup deadline for every club adventure unless otherwise noted. If you are on the wait list and make other plans, please withdraw ONLINE (otherwise if you get off the wait list last-minute and don’t show up, and someone else could have gone in your spot, that’s a problem).
Drivers needed and greatly appreciated (~90 miles total). Drivers please arrive with completely full tank of gas, then I’ll pay to fill up your tank upon return and give you a 30% tip! The more drivers, the bigger we can grow the size of this trip to let in any waitlistees. Thanks!
Wear non-cotton clothes, and pack: __ breakfast in-stomach or in-hand, __ multiple layers of clothes to put on / peel off as needed, __ 2-3 L water, __ lunch, __ snacks, __ meds, __ extra corrective lenses if applicable, __ rain gear, __ whistle, __ flashlight / headlamp, _SNPark pass if have, __ hike poles? __ camera? __ SUNSCREEN (required) and hat, __ sunglasses? __ bug spray? __ t.p. & baggie? __ 6-foot leash, water and food if bringing doggie in your own car.
Everyone will be required to sign a liability waiver.
Meeting / departure location is: on Jefferson Park Avenue (JPA) at the Free Trolley bus stop just before that bus turns right onto Maury Avenue. If you’re on JPA facing Fry’s Spring Station restaurant (which is on the NE corner of JPA and Maury), we’re meeting at the bus stop / grassy area that’s on JPA to the right of that restaurant.
This trip’s leader is a Wilderness EMT and Geo Medic, is the instructor of the Wilderness First Aid & CPR courses posted in the club, and will be happy to help anyone in need.
~ father shred