THOMAS’ PARISH MOUNTAIN HIKE
SKY MEADOWS STATE PARK, PARIS, VIRGINIA
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2017
Join us for a 7.1-mile hike in Sky Meadows State Park in Paris, Virginia. With approximately 1,292 ft. of vertical gain, this mild mountain hike passes through rolling fields and crosses babbling brooks before heading uphill on the South Ridge and North Ridge Trails to meet the Appalachian Trail (AT). We will walk a short distance on the Appalachian Trail before descending to the best vista of the hike, the Piedmont Overlook, and the remainder of the hike.
This hike will take around 4 ½ hours, including lunch and breaks. Bring plenty of water, pack a lunch, dress in layers and wear appropriate footwear. Clouds and sprinkles will not deter us. In case of heavy rain, we will postpone.
We will meet at 10:00 AM SHARP at the Bleak House parking lot of Sky Meadows State Park off Route 17 in Paris, Virginia. When signing up, please indicate if you have additional room in your car for other passengers. For those interested, some of us may linger afterwards for a trip to a vineyard……
More hike details can be found at: http://www.hikingupward.com/ovh/skymeadows/
Look for the sign-up sheet at church or use form below.