This hike is free but there is a $10.00 per vehicle admission fee to Sky Meadows State Park, VA. The next scheduled hike for the POPUMC Hiking Group is on Saturday, December 7, 2019. We will meet at Prince of Peace UMC, 6299 Token Forest RD, Manassas, VA parking lot and be ready to leave at 8:00 AM sharp. We will then travel to Sky Meadows State Park, 10112 Edmonds LA, Delaplane, VA 20144, 540-592-3556. Travel time will be about 1 hour to the trailhead. Plan A will be to hike the 4.7 mile Lost Mountain loop on the east side of US17. This is a moderate to strenuous hike. Elevation changes are about 900 feet. The GPS coordinates for the trailhead parking lot are 38.990386, -77.945946 . When we re-conned this trail last March the Gap Run tributary was not passable. If that is the case the day of this hike we will drive over to the visitors center and do a 3.6 mile up and back to the AT consisting of the Boston Mill, North Ridge and Ambassador Whitehouse trails. This is a strenuous trail. Elevation changes are close to 1,500 feet. We probably won’t be done until around 12:30 PM and get back to POPUMC until after 1:30 PM. All are welcome to join us on this hike. It will be cold so please dress for the weather. Bring water and a snack. In the event of strong rain, measurable snow or high temperatures of less than 32 degrees, this hike is cancelled. Please consult our hike list page for the latest details.
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