Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Stony Man Mountain And Lewis Spring Falls
Update: I am postponing this hike to September 15th to allow for more hikers to join.
I am a little late for getting this out but let’s hike Stony Man Mountain and Lewis Spring Falls on Sunday, September 15th. Stony Man Mountain is 3.4 mile Easy hike. Lewis Spring Falls will be a 2.5 mile round Easy hike.
Stony Man Mountain is the park’s second highest mountain after Hawksbill. This is one of the most scenic circuits in the park with mostly well maintained and marked trails. Outstanding panoramas from Stony Man and Little Stony Man range from Shenandoah Valley and Massanutten Mountain in the west to the Piedmont in the East. Passamaquoddy Trail was laid out in 1932 by George Freeman Pollock founder of Skyland and a “self made legend.” Pollock claimed Passamaquoddy was an Indian word for “abounding in Pollock (a kind of fish)”, but he may have twisted the meaning.
Since we are hiking Stony Man and Lewis Spring Falls, we will take a somewhat shorter hike for Lewis Spring Falls by descending a wide, gravel service road that is south of Big Meadows complex. The hike is 2.5 miles round trip and has an elevation gain and loss of about 800 feet.
These hikes are open to those experienced or inexperienced or even those who recently joined the club.
Carpooling: If you are interested in carpooling or being a driver for carpooling, please let me know. We will leave from Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door at 9:00AM. The trip will take about an hour and 45 minutes each way.
Since these hikes are located in Shenandoah National Park, it will require a pass which is $10 for 1-7day pass or the annual pass for $30. I currently have the annual pass however.
What to Bring: Please be sure to bring lots of water, comfortable sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a camera and a lunch/snack for when we reach the summits!
Please keep in mind that you are responsible for you own safety and the activities you choose to participate in while on the hike.
Below are the links to the actual hikes for further information.
Note, I am also referencing “Circuit Hikes in Shenandoah National Park” and a “Falcon’s Guide to Hiking in Shenandoah National Park “ for specific details of the hike. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
See you on Sunday!