Hiking - MondaysEvery Monday at 9:00am-3:00pm
Next Meeting: Monday, October 23, 2017 at 9:00am
Senior Center volunteers plan and lead the hikes.
Monday hikers meet at the Senior Center parking lot and leave at 9 am. Driving time to the trail head varies between 1/2h to 1 1/2h. Return time is generally between 3 pm and 4 pm.We hike roughly 6 miles with an elevation of 1,200 ft to 2,000ft. Bring lunch, water, a change of shoes, a bag for muddy boots, and $5.00 for the carpool driver. Wear appropriate clothing. Sneakers are not adequate. For wintry weather we require snow traction devices. Trekking poles are also 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 exercise and sometimes risky. When you become a Senior Center member, you’ll sign a waiver which releases this Institution as well as the hike leaders of any responsibility. Hikes are subject to change so you might ask to be added to the e-mail list in order to keep up with the latest updates.
For more information, contact the hike leaders:
Schedule for Monday Hikes:
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.
Varies; check schedule