Join the MidAtlantic Chapter on Sunday, November 10th as Chapter member Jim Larocco and honorary pilgrim, Bruce, will lead a hike up to Signal Knob in the George Washington National Forest. We will start hiking promptly at 9am (due to the shorter daylight hours). The round-trip hike distance is about 10 miles and the level of difficulty is a mix of moderate and strenuous.
This hike should NOT be considered a Camino practice hike: it’s more challenging. There is an elevation gain of about 1800 feet and long stretches of hiking over rocky trails and talus. It is recommended that those who hike carry minimal weight, with a max of 10 pounds. Carry only lunch/snacks and two bottles of water. This *is* a good hike to test your shoes. Good mid-rise hiking shoes or boots are recommended. It can be easy to slip and fall, so hiking poles are essential. Gloves are recommended too.
We are going to cap the group size for this hike to 25 people. RSVP via the registration button is required.
Bring a packed lunch and if it’s a nice day we will picnic at the top on large granite boulders and take in the sweeping panorama to the north, east and west, with a nice view of Front Royal below.
Please note: there are no restroom facilities at the trailhead or on the hike.
We will meet in the parking lot at 8:45am. Parking lot address is 11621 Fort Valley Road, Fort Valley, VA. Parking Coordinates are 38.93498, -78.31996. Trailhead. It is a large parking lot, room for at least 30 vehicles. Be mindful as you approach the parking lot, it can be easily missed if you aren’t looking.