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WILDCAT RIDGE/RIPRAP HOLLOW HIKE

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Oct 20,2013 -     Time: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm

In celebration of 2014’s 50th anniversary of the U.S. Wilderness Act Wild Virginia, in partnership with Shenandoah National Park Trust, will hike the Wildcat Ridge and Riprap Hollow trails. This hike will take us through some of the designated wilderness within Shenandoah National Park. The route offers some distant views of Shenandoah Valley as well as lots of streamside sights and sounds along Meadow Run.

We will meet at the Riprap Hollow trailhead parking area at MP90 on Skyline Drive in the Southern District of the park. From our meeting place we’ll shuttle a few cars to the Wildcat Ridge trailhead where we will begin the hike. The hikers opting for the 7 mile route will end at the Riprap Hollow trailhead. Those choosing the longer 9.75 mile version will return to the Wildcat ridge trailhead via the Appalachian Trail at the end of the hike.

We will begin by hiking down the Wildcat Ridge trail, then along Meadow Run and back up to Skyline Drive via the Riprap Hollow trail. We will take a lunch break along the way. Please bring lunch, snacks, and water. Hiking in this direction will allow us to save the views from Calvary Rocks and Chimney Rock for the end of the hike when we will most appreciate a chance to rest and soak up the fall colors before returning to our cars.

Please bring layers of clothing in anticipation of cooler fall temperatures. There will be several stream crossings that might require getting our feet wet if the water is high. Hiking poles and dry socks are recommended.

The hike leaders will be David Sellers and Bette Dzamba from Wild Virginia.  David and Bette are the trail maintainers for Wildcat Ridge but they promise not to ask anyone to clean waterbars on this outing!

Hiker’s choice 7 or 9.75 miles. Approximately 2,000 feet elevation gain.

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Thank you so much,

Misty Boos
Wild Virginia
P.O. Box 1065
Charlottesville, VA  22902
(434) 971-1553
misty@wildvirginia.org


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