Event Category: Hike
Start Date: Wednesday, 5/15/2019
Start Time: 8:45 AM
Contact: Richard Stromberg
We will hike out and back on the Dickey Ridge Trail from the North Entrance to Shenandoah National Park. Hike for 1½ hours and turn around and go back. Then proceed to the Stromberg home (directions below) for a potluck luncheon to celebrate all the Midweek Hikers turning ninety. Bring a dish to serve eight people.
Leave Fair Oaks and Centerville at 8:10. Meet at the trailhead at 8:59am. The hike leaders will meet you at the trailhead.
Carpools will leave at 8:10am from the parking lot at Fair Oaks Mall (I-66 exit 57B) near the Cheesecake Factory and the Centreville Park-and-Ride lot (I-66 exit 52). If you would like to carpool from these locations, just show about ~15 minutes prior to the meeting time. Carpools should wait until the departure time before leaving. If you can’t make the hike, come to the potluck at noon.
Some people have established carpools already that meet at these locations and occasionally they have room for others. In the case where they do not have room for additional people, the other folks there can form their own carpools. In the case where there is no room for one individual, that person would need to drive themselves.
Please do not send messages to this email list (it goes to ~400 people) coordinating carpool rides, just follow the above procedure.
For specific meeting place locations view these links:
Fair Oaks Mall (Cheesecake Factory) Location
Centreville Park & Ride Location
Directions to the trailhead:
Take I-66 west to exit 13 Linden
Get off and follow the signs to Va. 55.
Take 55 to Front Royal and continue straight until the dead end at US 340.
At US 340 turn left (south).
Turn left at the entrance to SNP and Skyline Drive.
Pass the Shenandoah National Park sign and park in the pull-off at the entrance to Dickey Ridge Trail
Directions to the Stromberg home, 14 Martin Road, Front Royal from the entrance to SNP
Turn left/South on US 340
0.5mi Turn right on VA 619 (Rivermont Dr)
3.3mi Left on VA 618 (Lee Burke Rd)
0.7mi Just before mail boxes, left on Dorn Rd (gravel)
0.5mi Martin Rd (house on left up the concrete driveway)
Directions from the Strombergs at 14 Martin Rd to I-66 to Washington
Right on Dorn Rd
0.5mi At dead end, turn right on Lee Burke Rd (VA 618)
0.7mi At dead end, turn right on Rivermont Dr (VA 629)
3.3mi At dead end, turn left on US 340
1.1mi Turn right on VA 55
5.5mi Look for signs to I-66 at the traffic light in Linden--turn left on VA 79 and immediately right onto the I-66 east entrance ramp
Richard & Sybille