Free Trolley Bus Stop On J.P.A. Nearest Maury Ave
Community hike with local Sierra Club.
Come watch a beautiful sunset from atop the mountains (drive to Calf Mountain Overlook, Shenandoah National Park). Then we’ll drive on to Blackrock Summit parking, from which we’ll hike a 1-mile loop. Half way along that loop, we’ll climb up some boulders, lay back, and soak in the beautiful starry night.
Hike 1 mile loop
~200 feet elevation gain
Pace: Choose your own.
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 (~80 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: __ dinner in-stomach or in-hand (make sure driver doesn’t mind eating in car), __ many warm layers including hat gloves scarf, __ FLASHLIGHT/HEADLAMP***, __ extra batteries, __ sleeping pad or yoga mat, __ blanket or sleeping bag, __ 1 L water, __ snacks, __ 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 (not a good idea, though, to bring doggie due to the boulder section putting doggie and owner at significant risk).
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.
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