Trip Name: Old Rag Day HikeTrip Date: 4/29/17Lead Guide: AlexGuides: Emily, River, AnneCancellation date: 4/25/17Trip Cost: $5 (Cash only, bring to the Honors townhouse by 4/28)
Destination: Shenandoah National Park, Old Rag Mountain
Trip Timing: We will be meeting at 8:30AM at the Honors townhouse and breakfast will provided before we get on the bus. We will hike the 9 mile loop that extends around Old Rag which features narrow passageways, rock scrambles, and gorgeous views of the Shenandoah valley. Lunch will be provided. After completing the 9 mile circuit we will drive back to campus arriving approximately at 8:00 PM.
Description of Activity:Come join us for a day of hiking with GW TRAiLS. The Old Rag hike is a trademark favorite for DC hikers and features challenging rock scrambles and stunning views of the Shenandoah valley. Located in the heart of Shenandoah National Park the mountain trail has a fun 2 mile section of scrambling and sliding through and around granite boulders on the way to the summit.
** This is an advanced hike, it is 9 miles with a lot of elevation change and rock scrambles.
Nestled in the northern edge of the Blue Ridge and the Shenandoah Valley, Maryland Heights trail is a must see for anyone in the area. This fairly steep hike is well worth the effort when you reach the top and experience the beautiful overlook upon the Potomac River. The 5.3 mile round trip is filled with spectacular scenery, sweet geological formations, and rich Civil War history. The hike ends in the cute little town of Harpers Ferry where you can grab a bite to eat and explore the shops. If you want to see a map of the trail click here: Trail Map.
Packing List:-Backpack-2 Water Bottles- Non-cotton and layer clothes-Hiking Boots/sneakers -Snacks (optional)- Camera (optional)
While measures have been taken by TRAiLS and its Guides to minimize any risks, it is the responsibility of the participant to be advised of the risks, accept responsibility for them, and to comply with all recommendations made by the TRAiLS Guides. Failure to do so may result in the dismissal of the individual from that particular trip, as well as from future TRAiLS activities.