So You Think You Can Hike- Advanced Trail
Time & Location
About The Event
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Do you want to kick it up a notch and test your complete endurance? If so, THIS is the hike for you. Filled with steep inclines that challenge you to the max, the view at the top is worth EVERY step of pain. I cannot stress enough that this is an ADVANCED HIKE. You must be used to inclines or you will struggle dearly. We do not have hike leaders that can take you back down once we begin the incline. Don't doubt yourself, YOU CAN DO IT. However, be self aware of your capabilities. If you are not sure, here are some comparable trails:
Coppermine, Appalachian, and Kaiser Trail Loop
Raven Rocks via Appalachian Trail
Optional: Plan to enjoy the sites and restaurants at Harpers Ferry. It is beautiful out there, so you can make it a day. There will be live music at 868 Estate Vineyards happening during the time we are hiking and afterwards. If interested we can head over as a group.
*** Please note that Monica Singleton of Persoective Media, will be taking pictures and video at this event. Attending this event means you consent to any video footage or photography taken for public display for the purpose of online education, media, news, press, presentations, etc.*** Perspective Media
How to Prepare:
1. Eat a solid breakfast. Do not arrive hungry. You will burn lots of calories on this trail.
2. Wear comfortable shoes. If you have hiking boots that would be preferred. However, if you have not committed to buying hiking shoes, wear comfortable tennis shoes.
3. Check the weather for the day and dress appropriately. When you are hiking in the Spring, the weather can change from warm to hot quickly. Wearing light layers is always good so if it is chilly, you can be warm to begin. If it does get hot, you have layers to remove. It's important to bring something to put on afterwards (i.e change of shirt or jacket) because leaving your body covered in sweat without covering up can have an effect on your body.
4. Bring a small to medium size back pack. This is to carry any personal items; cell phone, water, snacks, personal medication, and any other items you may need.
5. Always bring a at least 1L of water. Make sure you have hydrated the day before, and the day of the hike.
6. Remember, there are no bathrooms in nature, so stay hydrated but make sure you are good to hike without needing a bathroom. If you do need to use the bathroom, nature will be your stall.
6. Suggested: Download the AllTrails app. That will help you get familiar with the trail and you can see in real time where we are
on the trail.