Date(s) - June 24, 2017
8:00 am - 11:00 am
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Join us for a hike on one of the original sections of the PHT from Roosevelt Island to Turkey Run Park. Along with the Mt Vernon trail, It is one of the two original segments of the PHNST in Virginia. It is maintained by volunteers from the Potomac Appalachian Trail Club and is on National Park Service land. It passes the Civil War fortress of Ft. Marcy and features fine views of the river and Georgetown.
Please be sure to bring some snacks and plenty water.
***IMPORTANT*** I limit available attendance so please be certain you plan on going before you RSVP. If you RSVP and your plans change… no worries. Just be sure to update your status so someone else on the wait list can jump in if they want. Your cooperation is appreciated.
The plan is to meet in parking area “C-2” at Turkey Run Park(see map link below) and run shuttle to our starting point just across from Roosevelt Island. We will need to retrieve vehicles at the end of the hike. The shuttle will be leaving Turkey Run at 8:00am so please arrive a little early.
DIFFICULTY: Beginner+(Intermediate if most of your hiking experience is of the 4 to 6 mile variety)
LENGTH: About 8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: A few ups and downs to avoid cliffs but nothing of consequence.
DURATION: Approximately 4.5 hours plus 30 minutes for the shuttle.
POST HIKE MERRIMENT:-)
Afterwards, for those that care to, a visit to
O’Malley’s Pub (Crowne Plaza Tysons Corner-Mclean, 1960 Chain Bridge Rd, McLean, VA 22102)
ABOUT THE EVENT HOST:
Ron has been a lover of nature and an outdoor enthusiast for the last few decades and back in 2009, left an 18 year career in information technology so he could pursue his dreams and passions in nature and the outdoors on a full time basis. Currently, he works as a Sr. Park Ranger for NOVAParks at Algonkian Regional Park. In addition to his day to day duties, he runs all of the parks guided kayak tours and also started the Algonkian Nature Preserve which is a long term labor of love of his. You can read more about the ANP by going to http://potomactrail.org scrolling down a little ways and clicking the graphic of a little girl looking through a magnifying glass.