Date and Time
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00AM - 2:00PM
Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln, Delaplane, VA 20144, USA,
Registration is required for this activity.
Please contact leader.
Join the Young Members (20s-30s) on a hike in the beautiful Sky Meadows State Park! Young Members is an affinity group within the AMC designed for 20- and 30-somethings who share a common interest in the outdoors. All are welcome on this hike. This hike has an elevation gain of 1,300 feet. It is a moderate hike with a few strenuous sections, and will take approximately 4 hours, not including driving time.
Sky Meadows (http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows) is a 1,864-acre working farm with miles of hiking trails, campsites, picnic areas, historic buildings, and cows. Our hike will take us along pastures and creeks, through woods, and across high meadows. This hike has a little of everything, culminating in a fabulous view of the Piedmont Valley.
The hike will go on rain or shine, but severe weather will cause us to cancel. If the weather seems iffy, please check your email for updates.
What to bring: Wear hiking boots and bring water (2 liters suggested), lunch/snacks, and a camera. Expect chilly weather and dress in layers to keep warm. A jacket, hat, and gloves are highly recommended. Please avoid cotton to stay warm and dry (more information on layering from REI here: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/layering-basics.html)
We will meet at the Visitors Center at 10 AM. If you wish to carpool, we will meet at the Vienna Metro's north Park & Ride parking lot (enter lot & turn left (http://goo.gl/4JDfDe); not the south side and not the Kiss & Ride) at 9:00 AM and carpool out to Delaplane, VA. The ride is about 45 minutes.
Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and under control at all times.
Please note that although the hike itself is free, the park does have an entrance fee of $5 per car, so carpool if possible. Be sure to chip in for the entrance fee and gas!
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