Join me and my friends for our Spring hiking in Old Rag Mountain. This is my favorite hiking trail due to the length of rock scramble to get the blood moving. Start off your weekend with a scenic drive of covered bridges and beautiful foliage.
The group did this last fall and we had a blast despite the unexpected storm. This time, there is a lot of comfortable sun exposure; so come prepared for it! The route I am choosing for this hike includes “Cardiac Hill” or “Heart Attack Hill” and a little longer length to make it a bit more challenging for the group, although some of you are first timer so it will be slow to moderate pace. Overall, this hike has some very easy parts but the starting hill and the one I just mentioned plus the length (6 or so miles) will make it rated moderate plus. The hike will start promptly at 09:00 am. Wear shoes with tread since some of the trail is steep, lots of rocks, steep in parts, etc. Also bring lots of water and snacks. Make sure you have a hat and sunscreen. Old Rag Mountain (3291ft) is the most spectacular mountain in the northern Virginia Blue Ridge Unlike most of the mountains in the Blue Ridge It stands alone as an outlying mountain rather than as part of a continuous chain. Old Rag is a popular hike in all seasons; on weekends, it can be crowded. Old Rag’s attractions include a rugged scramble over and through boulders on the Ridge Trail and spectacular views in all directions. Distance: 7 miles round trip Elevation Gain: 2200 ft Hike Time: 5hours + 1hour lunch time Difficulty: Strenuous Trail Condition: OK, but a few difficult spots Hike Type: Loop Free park weekends:http://www.nps.gov/FI… Detail about old rag mountain: http://www.hikingupwa… http://www.nps.gov/sh… Direction to Old Rag Mountain: Take 66 west and exit 43A to Rt.29 south. Drive on 29 south for 12 Miles to Warrenton VA (Luray); Bear right on Rt. 29/211 West for about 27 miles to Sperryville VA; Turn left on Rt. 522 south for about 1 mile then turn right on Rt. 231. Go about 8 miles to Rt. 601 (you will see a sign for Old Rag there) and turn right. Cross the bridge, turn right and continue along Rt. 601/600. In about 3 miles you’ll see the lower parking area for Old Rag on your left (200 parking space only). Note: you are going to be driving through Warrenton, so be careful and follow the signs. There is always a cop or two along the way, so try not to go 7 miles over the speed limit. We will meet at the north parking lot of Vienna metro station and carpool to the National Park. bbb
This group is intended for Filipino-American living in the DC metro area to meet, greet, share life stories and their experiences, and ultimately, have FUN!!. This is a chance for us to start new friendships, enjoy some happy hours, karaoke, watch Pacquiao fight, enjoy activities such as lunches/dinners, get away, sporting events, movies, shows, food festivals, potlucks, etc., etc…… all Filipinos, young and old are encouraged to join this group.
WHERE: On the Rocks Lounge 5701 Marinelli Rd. Rockville, MD 20852 – On the Rocks Lounge (inside Marriott Hotel North Bethesda).
WHEN: Dec 31, 2012 │ 9pm-1:30am
WHAT: DJ spins House Music, Hip Hop & Top 40′s WHY: Not only will we Party like its 1999, but we’ll party like its your birthday and make most of the night like we’re gonna die young! So come on and celebrate New Years Eve with Happy Hour Price drink specials from 9pm-10pm and get Complimentary Champagne Toast at midnight while watching New York City’s Ball Drop on 7 – 60″ LCD TV’s!
ADMISSION: Grown & Sexy │ $10 per person │ $20 after Dec 24
Let me know if anybody is interested, you saw the pics. It’s $120 per person and a whole day on the lake, instructions and gear are included. I need 5 folks to rsvp, once we get five, I’ll schedule a date. Let me know who’s interested…
About Dukes Creek Marina is a full-service marina that is equipped to meet all of your boating & camping needs, along with a service department that works on all makes & models, a convenience store, pontoon rentals, camping, gas & deli. Description Parking: $3.00 Launching: $8.00 General Information Boat Storage, Rentals, Sales and Service. Campground, store, deli, hand dipped Hershey Ice Cream watersports and boating supplies, ethanol free gas, propane exchange
We’ll be eating at New Season Restaurant and Bar- they have crawfish, hotpot, bar-food such as wings and sliders and serve traditional Vietnamese dishes as well. Please remember to bring cash to make paying the bill easier for any food or drink you may order. We will head over to Fast Eddie’s not too far away afterward for open-mic karaoke night. Always a great time ))) http://www.yelp.com/biz/fast-eddies-sports-and-billiards-fairfax