Ben & Jerry's at Barracks Road
Let’s hike Turk Mountain on Sunday, August 4th. It is 2.2 miles out and back and considered a moderate in rating. The hike starts at mile 94.1 on the west side of Skyline Drive across the road from the Turk Gap parking area. This hike will provide views across the south west where you can see the Shenandoah Valley and a bit to the south, Sawmill Ridge and Scott Mountain.
This hike is open to those experienced or inexperienced or even those who recently joined the club. This hike starts off downhill and then switches to ascend Turk Mountain. At the top, there is a bit of a rock scramble for a short distance.
Carpooling: If you are interested in carpooling or being a driver for carpooling, please let me know. If there is enough interest, carpool will leave at 9AM at Ben and Jerry’s at Barracks road. If there is anyone who is not able to get to Ben and Jerry’s and needs a ride, please also let me know.
Since this hike is located in Shenandoah National Park, it will require a pass which is $10 for 1-7 day pass or the annual pass for $30. Fees will be dependent upon the number of people who sign up.
What to Bring: Please be sure to bring lots of water, comfortable sturdy shoes, sunscreen, and a lunch for when we reach the summit of Turk Mountain!
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 is a link to the actual hike for further information.
Note, I am also referring to “A Falcon Guide to the Shenandoah National Park” as as well. The website shows the entire loop but we will do the left side of the map which is an out and back hike.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.
See you on Sunday!