Date(s) - April 19, 2015
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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We will meet up for a hike to Bear’s Den Overlook for a 3 mile round trip hike. This hike has moderate inclines and rocky areas along the path that intersects the AT.
Take Rt. 7 W past Bluemont (20 miles west of Leesburg). When you see the flashing intersection sign you will get in the left hand turn lane and turn left on Rt. 601 (Blueridge Mountain Road). You will take an immediate right to park in the VDOT commuter lot.
We will connect to the Appalachian Trail and hike to the Bear’s Den overlook to enjoy the view. We will then continue down the AT to a lovely, small creek where we will sit quietly for a period of time to observe the wildflowers and wildlife. We will be back in the commuter lot by 12:30 pm.
There will be an option of gathering at Twin Oaks Winery after the hike. It is located just across Rt. 7.http://www.twinoakstavernwinery.com/ 3 minutes from the commuter lot. The winery offers lovely local wines and a beautiful view of the Shenandoah Valley. You will need to bring a picnic lunch and blanket. We will gather on the lovely hillside or if there is room…be seated on the deck.
Cathy Norman will guide the hike. Cathy loves hiking and the outdoors and lives on Blueridge Mountain Road. She is a Virginia Master Naturalist and Hatha Yoga instructor.