Echols Dorm: Brick Wall By Side Door
Stony Man Mountain
I am traveling up to Charlottesville the weekend of Sept 20th and I couldn’t resist setting up a quick hike. Let’s hike Stony Man Mountain on Sunday, September 21st. Stony Man Mountain is 3.4 mile 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.
This hike is open to those experienced or inexperienced or even those who recently joined the club.
I will set the amount for 4 but if there is another driver, I can open it up to a bigger group. 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 Noon. The drive will take about an hour and 45 minutes each way. I would say we would be back by 6pm at the latest.
Since this hike is located in Shenandoah National Park, it will require a pass which is $10 for 1-7day pass or the annual pass for $30.
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.
Excited to get a hike in before I head back to North Carolina!
See you next Sunday!