Hikes may be canceled or changed because of weather or other factors. If the weather forecast might create hazardous hiking conditions please email the Hike Leader for information.
Hike start times vary - please check the schedule carefully. Based on travel time to trailhead, time of year, length of hike, etc. the hike leader will determine the optimal meeting time for carpooling to the trailhead. Hikes will NOT always begin at 9 AM as in the past.
Meeting place for hikes vary. Typical meeting spots for carpools will be Albemarle HS in Charlottesville, Rt. 33 at Swift Run Gap, King's Popcorn stand at Rockfish Gap, and the Tastee Freeze on Rt 250 at Churchville, BUT it is the decision of the hike leader as to when and where the group will meet. If the hike leader is not meeting the group at AHS, please form carpools with other hikers, and meet the leader at the listed time and place. If you would like to meet the group at the trailhead, please email or call the hike leader.
The hike leader can decide that a person will not go on a hike for factors such as inadequate equipment or supplies, physical condition inadequate for hike, behavior inconsistent with the smooth conduct of the hike.
Dogs may be allowed on hikes at the discretion of the Hike Leader, although there are a few trails in Shenandoah National Park, such as Old Rag and Dark Hollow Falls, where dogs are never allowed. Click here for further information and a complete list. Dogs must be restrained by a leash at all times in Shenandoah National Park.
We carpool to the trail head. Riders are expected to pay drivers $5. However, the hike leader can determine an appropriate contribution based on current fuel prices and distance driven.
Carpooling is a part of our attempt to minimize environmental impact when we hike. You can choose to drive or to ride with others. As a courtesy to others carpooling with you, please bring a dry shirt and towel for the trip home. A plastic bag for muddy boots if the weather indicates such items may be required. You must bring sufficient food and at least 2 liters of water to sustain yourself for the day.
Anderson, Marit - marit.gay
Brown, Lindsay - lbrownpar72
Davis, Howard - email@example.com, 434-964-1242/434-282-8436
Fink, Pete - roughnrocky
Garrettson, Gabriel - firstname.lastname@example.org, (540) 405-7153
Gillet, Iva - email@example.com, (434) 409-6203
Holman, Bill - firstname.lastname@example.org, (434) 409-6203
Martin, Barbara - email@example.com
Monroe, Jeff - firstname.lastname@example.org, (434) 962-1808
Perschel, Mark - Markperschel@juno.com, (904) 460-3917
Ralston, Dan - ipdan10
Seth, Michael - email@example.com, (540) 438-1301
Shannon, John - johnsha
Willgruber, Andy - apwillgruber
ACTIVITIES THIS WEEK
December 20, Wednesday, Solstice Eve Hike - Allbright Loop, AT and Humpback Rocks Hike Leader Barbara Martin, 6 miles, 1000 feet elevation, moderate. Take a break from the holidays and enjoy a hike with two beautiful views: Glass Hollow Overlook and Humpback Rocks. We will start from the Humpback Rocks parking lot, hiking on the Allbright Loop to the Appalachian Trail. We'll hike south on the Appalachian Trail to Humpback Rocks and then back to the parking lot on the blue-blazed trail. For meeting place and time contact Barbara Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540-886-2966.
January 6, Crozet Trails, Hike Leader Marit Anderson, 6 miles, easy. Pleasant hike around the trails of Crozet from Western Ridge to Claudius Crozet Park and back. Meet at Western Ridge Clubhouse at 5030 Lake Tree Lane - Crozet, VA 22932 at 9:30 am. Contact hike leader, Marit Anderson, 434-987-0266, if you want to set up a car pool from Charlottesville (AHS) at 9 am. After the hike, options to have lunch at Starr Hill Brewery or Pro Re Nata Brewery nearby.