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Hike Old Rag for the Holidays

  • 12/17/2017
  • 10:00 AM
  • Blue Ridge Mountains - Shenandoah National Park
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Let's Hike Old Rag

December 17, meet at Old Rag parking lot at 10:00 a.m.

Rating: Difficult--This is a fun but demanding hike
Distance: 9 miles

Hike leaders: Wendy Talarico and John Heyn

If the weather cooperates (no snow, rain, ice), let's try for an Old Rag hike on Sunday Dec 17. This is a great time of year to take in the views unimpeded by leaves, and it will certainly be cool. And what better way to celebrate the holidays, end the year, and appreciate Shenandoah National Park?

This is a strenuous 8.8 mile hike with a rock scramble. Please read the precautions here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/old-rag-hike-prep.htm

Bring plenty to eat, layers of clothes, lots of water. A flashlight or headlight is a good idea too in case weather changes.

We'll eat at the summit, weather permitting. Christmas cookies await you at the end of the hike. 

Parking is $10, free with a National Park pass.

10 a.m. Meet at Old Rag parking lot (porta-potties there)--From Sperryville, Route 211: Take Route 522 south for .8 mile. Turn right onto Route 231 and go 8 miles. Turn right onto Route 601 and follow the signs to the parking area (approximately 3 miles).

From Madison, Route 29 Business: Take Route 231 for 12.8 miles. Turn left onto Route 602 and follow the signs to the parking area (approximately 3 miles).

Carpools--meet at Vienna Metro parking lot at 8 a.m.

Map of hike here: https://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/old_rag_area.pdf

More here: https://www.hikingupward.com/snp/oldrag/
And here: https://www.theoutbound.com/virginia/hiking/hike-old-rag-mountain

Bad weather cancels. Call hike leader if you have any questions, but bad weather means rain, snow, lightening.

Hike leaders: Wendy Talarico and John Heyn

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