Free Trolley Bus Stop On J.P.A. Nearest Maury Ave
Lost Cliffs, Shenandoah National Park
Community hike with local Sierra Club.
Inject some natural exercise, great beauty and fun into your work/school week with this foray into wilderness. We’ll cruise on up into the mountains and hike just 0.7 mile (one way) to the base of a forested hill, up which we’ll scramble (no trail) ~175 yards to a clifftop view — where we’ll relax for about an hour while watching the sun set & enjoying our own dinners. 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 (~75 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 50% 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: __ FLASHLIGHT/HEADLAMP*** (not cellphone light), __ MORE WARM LAYERS THAN YOU CAN POSSIBLY IMAGINE needing including hat gloves scarf; and/or sleeping pad / yoga mat and sleeping bag / blanket, __ dinner if you want to eat at the mountain-top viewpoint at ~6:45pm, __ snacks? __ extra batteries, __ 1-2 L water, __ meds, __ extra corrective lenses if applicable, __ rain gear, __ whistle, __ SNPark pass if have, __ hike poles? __ camera? __ 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.
***At the carpool meeting location, I will ask each participant to show me their brightly-shining headlamp or flashlight, not cellphone light.
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