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February 5, 2023 – Winter Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:Thousand Steps Parking Lot along Route 22
MEETUP TIME:12:00 PM
OVERVIEW:A loop hike following a dinky grade to Big and Little Inclines, then up past the steps to Ledge Quarry, and finally descending the steps.
HIGHLIGHTS:Ledge Quarry Vista, seeing the history of the area, and hiking the Thousand Steps. 
HIKER PREP:Hikers should wear sturdy footwear with traction equipment and are encouraged to bring water and snacks.  Some may find hiking poles to be helpful. Click here for Strava Route
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May 14, 2023 – Mother’s Day Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:State game lands parking lot along Mill Creek Hollow Road. We will then shuttle hikers to the start at the trail’s first crossing of Frew Road. 
MEETUP TIME:9:00 AM
OVERVIEW:A one-way hike just over five miles, and the terrain contains several small hills. 
HIGHLIGHTS:Blooming wildflowers such as Lady Slipper orchids, large sandstone formations, and several small streams. 
HIKER PREP:Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and are encouraged to bring water and snacks.  Some may find hiking poles to be helpful. Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking mom hiking!  Click here for Strava Route
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August 6, 2023 – Night Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:Stone Mtn. Parking Area along Allensville Road. We will then shuttle hikers to the start at Pole Trail along Turkey Hill Road.  
MEETUP TIME:7:30 PM
OVERVIEW:A one-way hike just over four miles, and the terrain is very rocky at times with a long climb to ascend the mountain. 
HIGHLIGHTS:Seeing the night sky from several viewing spots. 
HIKER PREP:Hikers are required to have a headlamp, should wear sturdy footwear, and are encouraged to bring water and snacks.  Some may find hiking poles to be helpful.  Please note this hike is likely to be cancelled in the event of rain. Click here for Strava Route
November 12, 2023 – Fall Hike
MEETUP LOCATION:Parking Lot # 1 at Cowans Gap State Park. 
MEETUP TIME:10:00 AM
OVERVIEW:A loop hike just over six miles which traverses Lakeside Trail, Tuscarora Trail, Fox Trail, and Standing Stone Trail. The route does include a climb up and down the mountain along with a rocky ridge top crossing. 
HIGHLIGHTS:Views atop Cove Mountain, discussing the history of the area, and understanding the redesign of Fox Trail by the Standing Stone Trail Club to be more suitable for hiking.  
HIKER PREP:Hikers should wear sturdy footwear and are encouraged to bring water and snacks.  Some may find hiking poles to be helpful.
Click here for Strava Route
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