Back by popular demand, a 26.2-mi day hike along the spectacular
Wild Oak Trail.
A detailed mile-by-mile description of the loop can be found here:
Please note that this is NOT a beginner/intermediate hike and sign up ONLY if you are certain that you can hike 26.2 miles in one day with a substantial elevation change (around 8000ft total split into 3 climbs)
Those who cannot complete the circuit will be left on the trail to be picked up next spring during the 2013 marathon hike.
Bring water, snacks, and headlamp.
Optional but HIGHLY recommended — sandals/crocs for stream crossings.
Club provides seat in a car/gas money, drivers get off the waitlist first.
In case you are wondering, this loop CAN be done under 6 hours:
but we will be realistic and plan for 10-11,
that’s how long it took us last time.
And yes, on the way back there will be a traditional stop at Wright’s in Staunton for their super-cheap ice cream/frozen yoghurt.