• P.O. Box 28, Round Hill, VA 20142

Hiking the Appalachian Trail to Acadia Waterfall and Buzzard’s Overlo – Bluemont

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Date(s) - August 22, 2015
10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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DO NOT USE A GPS – Drive one mile past FEMA and look for third mailbox on the right – Hiking sign will be posted
We will meet at Blueridge Summit Retreat DO NOT USE GPS (specific directions at blueridgesummitretreats.org (Cathy’s home), 20375 Blueridge Mountain Rd, Paris, VA (5.5 miles from Rt. 7 and VDOT Commuter Lot) and carpool to the AT as parking is somewhat limited where we access the AT. If you prefer to meet the group at Morgan’s Mill Road (10:15 am) there is some parking there.

To study the hike and difficulty level check out this linkhttp://www.hikingupward.com/OVH/HollowBrook/

Please pack a picnic lunch as we will hike to the waterfall and enjoy lunch on the beautiful rocks. We will continue on to the scenic Buzzard’s Hill Overlook where the vista includes only mountains and valleys (no houses or roads visible). We will enjoy a few moments of silence experiencing the scenic view at Buzzard’s Overlook.

There is an option of returning to Blue Ridge Summit Retreat (Cathy’s home) and enjoying a glass of peppermint herbal tea and a dip in the pool. 

Cathy Norman is a Virginia Master Naturalist and lives with her husband on Blueridge Mountain Road near the AT. She is also a Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Stress Reduction teacher. Cathy enjoys hiking in community and loves to interpret the beauty and natural history of the southern Appalachians.

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