Hiking - Wednesdays

Hiking - Wednesdays
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | 9:00am - 3:00pm


Welcome Wednesday hikers!

We meet at the Center parking lot, leaving promptly at 9AM: in the summer (June-September), 8AM. Return times vary: 2-6PM depending on distance from Charlottesville & hike length. Notify the hike leader when you plan to meet the group at the trailhead or a convenient waypoint. Arrange any shortened version of these hikes in advance with the hike leader.

Elevation changes range from 1200'-3000' with an average of 1500'-2500'; distances, about 8 miles with some at 10.

Bring lunch, snacks, ample water, change of shoes with a bag for muddy boots and $5 for the carpool driver.

Wear and bring appropriate clothing: hiking boots or shoes, rain-gear, and spare socks. Traction devices like Stabilicer ice cleats are mandatory for wintery conditions. Consider trekking poles for stream crossings & steep descents.

Rambling about the Blue Ridge can be a vigorous and taxing enterprise even for the experienced. We gladly welcome new hikers and encourage a spirit of camaraderie with a touch of laughter & much joy.

Dogs are not allowed.

Contact Anne Colgate at amc16633@hotmail.com or 301-938-9741 (cell) for inclusion on the email list for final updates or changes; before a hike, check your email the previous night & early morning.

Hike leaders
Anne Colgate  amc16633@hotmail.com
Maynard Davis  davismk@sbcglobal.net
Pete Fink  roughnrocky@gmail.com


Date TBD—Three Ridges Overlook, Bushwhack through Wintergreen trail onto Old AT, to Dripping Rock, to Overlook on New AT south, 9-mile loop, 1000' elevation, PATC Map12 park-Three Ridges Overlook, Blue Ridge Parkway MP13.3, Leader-Pete Fink



September 6 Ramsey's Draft Wilderness, 8-mile out and back, 2200', Road Hollow, Shenandoah Mtn., Jerry's Run, cabin chimney ruins, follow VA250W of Staunton: park at picnic grounds and trailhead, National Geographic map #791 East Side. Leader-Irene Burke.

September 13 Brown Mtn. Overlook, Brown Mtn. trail. Rocky Mtn. Run trail, Big Run Portal, Brown Mtn. trail: park Skyline Drive 76.8, PATC map 11. Leader-Peter Fink

September 20 Fortune's Cove, 5.3-mile loop, 1420', Lovingston, Nelson County; a short steep ascent with a mix of gentle and steep descents ending with a BYO Lunch to Anne Colgate's nearby historic homestead with dessert provided: park at trailhead. Leader-Anne Colgate

September 27 Bootens Gap, 8-mile loop, 1200', AT northbound, Laurel Prong trail, Cat Knob trail, Jones Mtn. trail, Fork Mtn. trail, Laurel Prong trail, Camp Rapidan, Laurel Prong trail, AT southbound, Bootens Gap: park Skyline Drive 55.1, PATC map 10. Leader-Gabriel Garretson


October 4 Buck Hollow, 10 mile-shuttle, 2600', Mountain Spring, AT northbound, at Mary's Rock a 180° Shenandoah River Valley view, continue on the AT north, crossing Skyline Drive to Pass Mtn. trail and the US211 terminus: park US211 Buck Hollow trailhead, PATC map 10, H-2. Leader-Steve Braintwain

October 11 Weakly Hollow fire road, 8.3-mile out and back, 1420', Nicholson Hollow trail, Corbin Cabin: park at fire road trailhead, PATC map 10, L-7. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

October 18 Broad Hollow, Sam's Ridge, Hazel Mt., Pine Hill Gap, 7-mile loop, 1800', pass by tumbling cascades and 19th century cabin ruins: park at trailhead VA681 Rolling Rd., PATC map 09. Leader-Irene Burke

October 25 Two Mile Run Overlook, Rocky Mount trail, Gap Run trail, Rocky Mount trail, 9.7-mile loop, 2900': park Skyline Drive MP76, Two Mile Run  Overlook, PATC map 11. Leader: Anne Colgate


November 1 Cole Mountain, AT northbound, 10-mile out and back, 2500', unobstructed 50-mile, 360 views: park where Appalachian Trail crosses US60 west of Amherst, PATC map 13. Leader-Anne Colgate

November 8 Rocky Mount, 10.2-mile lollipop loop, 2600', walk north .2 mile along Skyline Drive to Rocky Mount trail, to the summit at 2500', descend Gap Run trail returning to Rocky Mount trail: park Two Mile Run overlook, Skyline Drive 76.3, PATC map 12. Leader-Peter Fink

November 15 Jarman Gap, 8-mile loop, 2030', Moormans River Road, AT north, Turk Mtn., AT northbound, Turk Branch trail, Moormans River Road, Jarman Gap: park Skyline Drive 97.3, PATC map 12. Leader-Gabriel Garretson

November 22 Humpback Rocks Gap, 5.4 out and back, 425', AT north to Paul Wolfe shelter, Albright trail loop with AT return to Humpback Rocks Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway 6.0, PATC map 12. Leader-Irene Burke

November 29 Jones Run/Doyle's River Falls, 8.4-mile loop, 1800', Jones Run parking, Skyline Drive 84, Jones Run trail, Doyle's River trail, AT southbound to start, PATC map 12. Leader-Steve Braintwain


December 6 Big Run 7-mile loop, 1600'; AT northbound, Madison Run fire road at Browns Gap, Madison Run Spur trail, Big Run Loop trail: park Big Run Loop overlook, Skyline Drive 82.8, PATC map 12. Leader-Peter Fink

December 13 Rocky Mountain/Brown Mountain, 10.1-mile loop, 2100', clockwise on Brown Mtn. trail, Rocky Mtn. Run trail, Big Run Portal trail, Brown Mtn. trail: park Brown Mtn. overlook, Skyline Drive 76.9, PATC map 12. Leader-Anne Colgate

Members only.

Varies; check schedule

Fee: free