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Hiking - Mondays

Every Monday at 9:00am-3:00pm

Next Meeting: Monday, September 25, 2017 at 9:00am


hiking_group Senior Center volunteers plan and lead the hikes.

Hiking Protocol:

Monday hikers meet in the Senior Center parking lot and leave at 9 am. Driving time to the trailhead varies between 1/2h to 1 Ā½ hour. Return time is generally between 3 pm and 4 pm. We hike roughly 6 miles with an elevation change between 1,200 ft to 2,500 ft. Bring lunch, water, a change of shoes with a bag for muddy boots, plus $5.00 for the carpool driver. Wear appropriate clothing. Sneakers are not adequate. For wintry weather we require traction devices. Trekking poles are also quite helpful. We encourage a spirit of camaraderie and welcome new hikers, but bear in mind that rambling about the Blue Ridge can be a rigorous enterprise   For more information please contact Elisabeth de Maynadier at 295-9805 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
For more information you may also contact the hike leaders:

Monday leaders:     
Chuck Hughes - 434.823.1797
Elisabeth de Maynadier - 434.295.9805
Steve Braintwain.: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Schedule for Monday Hikes:


JULY 2017:

July 3rd: from Humpback picnic area, map 12, MP 8.9, AT N to Humpback rock, 5.6 m, 1,500 ft in/out

July 10th: from Loft Mnt Wayside, map 11, MP 79.2, AT S to picnic area, 6.3 m,1,400 ft in/out

July 17th: from Pocossin cabin, map 10, MP 59.6, AT N to Bearfence Mtn hut, 6 m, 1,300 ft in/out

July 24th: from Swift Run Gap, map 11, AT S to Powell Gap,  MP 73.1, 6.2 m, 1,500 ft shuttle

July 31st: from Panorama prkg at Thornton Gap, map 10, AT S to Mary’s Rock and Byrds Nest, 6.2 m, 1,800 ft in/out

AUGUST 2017:

Aug 7th: from Simmons Gap, map 11, MP 73.1, AT S to Loft Mtn Wayside, MP 79.3, 6.8 m, 1,500 ft shuttle

Aug 14th: from South River picnic area, map 10, MP 62.6, AT N to Pocossin cabin, 6.6 m, 1,850 ft in/out

Aug 21st: from Blackrock Gap, map 11, MP 87.2, AT N to Dundo picnic area, 6.8 m, 1,200 ft in/out.

Aug 28th: from Timber Hollow Ovrlk, map 10 MP 43.3, AT S to Hawksbill summit, 5.2 m 1,600 ft, lollipop



Sept 4th: from Old Rag prkg at Weakley Hollow FR, map 10, Hot-Short Mnt trl to outcropping, 6.6 m, 1,300 ft in/out

Sept 11th: from Dundo picnic area, map 11, MP 83.8, AT N to Doyles Riv cabin, 6.5 m 1,000 ft in/out

Sept 18th: from Sugar Hollow Reservoir sth prkg, map 11, N Firk Moormans Riv FR to Shop un tributary, 7 m, 1,337 ft in/out

Sept 25th: from Brown Mnt Ovrlk, map 11, MP 76.9, Patterson Ridge trl to Loft Mtn Wayside, MP 79.2,  6.5 m, 1,800 ft shuttle


Oct 2nd: from Old Rag prkg at Weakley Hollow FR, map 10, Corbin Mtn trl, 6 m, ???? in/out
Oct 9th: from Old Rag prkg at Berry Hollow FR, map 10, Old Rag Mtn to summit, 5.6 m, 1,800 ft in/out
Oct 16th: from Bearfence Mtn prkg, map 10, MP 56.9, AT N to top of Hazel Mtn, 5.4 m, 1,400 ft in/out
Oct 23rd: from Hog Camp Gap, map 13, Cole/Cold Mtn + Old Hotel trls, 6.3 m, 1,400 ft loop
Oct 30th: from bottom near Crimora, map 11, Riprap trl to Chimney Rock, 6.6 m, 1,400 ft in/out


Nov 6th: from Humpback picnic area, map 12, MP 8.9, AT S to rock outcrop, 5.6 m, 1,500 ft in/out
Nov 13th: from Meadow Springs prkg, map 10, MP 33.7, Hazel Mtn + White Rocks trls to summit + caves + waterfall, 6 m, 1,200 ft in/out
Nov 20th : from Blackrock prkg, map 11, MP 84.9, Trayfoot Mnt trl to peak, 6.1 m, 1,650 ft in/out
Nov 27th: from Braley Pond in Ramseys Draft area, Bald Ridge trlto Bridge Hollow trl, 6 m, 1,700 ft in/out


Dec 4th: from Browns Gap, map 11, MP 83, Rockytop trl to Lewis Peak trl, 6.8 m, 1,400 ft in/out
Dec 11th: from Blackrock Gap prkg, map 11, MP 87, Paine Run trl, 6.8 m, 1,000 ft in/out
Dec 18th: the Skyland N entrance, map 10, MP 41.8, Stony Man + Little Stony Man to Crusher Ridge trl, 5.9 m, 1,500 ft loop
Dec 25th: no hike

Please visit the Hiking-Wednesdays page for information on Wednesday hikes.

Members only.

Varies; check schedule

Fee: free