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    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hone Quarry, VA
    • 0

    This 5.0 mile trip has 600' elevation gain and is suitable for beginner backpackers.


    Hone Quarry Falls offers an easy, secluded hike with a big payoff. Tucked away in the Shenandoah Mountain area, these 25-foot falls are the largest set of waterfalls in the region and a hidden gem that remains largely undiscovered by many. The waterfall features two ledge falls and a dramatic main fall, providing several picturesque viewpoints along the stream.

    The hike will meander past a tranquil marsh pond, with a traverse through a section of old-growth forest, where small streams trickle down from Pond Knob, adding to the serene ambiance. The Slate Springs and Waterfall trails gently incline as they lead us toward the waterfall area, making for a pleasant and accessible journey.

    This hike not only rewards you with the stunning sight of Hone Quarry Falls but also offers the chance to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the forest, complete with the soothing sounds of flowing water and the rustling of leaves.

    Miles: 5.0

    Rating: Level 3  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

    There is limited space on this trip, so please register early!

    • 4 Aug 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • online
    Register

    The Board of Directors is the governing body of WWO with the responsibility of overseeing all activities.

     

    Board members meet quarterly to discuss policy and to focus on the mission, strategy and goals of WWO in an effort to better serve our members and trip participants. These quarterly-scheduled meetings are open to WWO members and we encourage members to get involved!  We invite you to come observe our meetings, particularly if you have always wanted to get more involved with WWO but didn't know where to start.

    There is an opening on the Board for Communications Chair. To find out more about this position, please email Rene at 

      mailto: president@washingtonwomenoutdoors.org

    The meeting will be held on Zoom.  You need to register to receive meeting instructions.  Only registered WWO members can join the meeting, and we ask that you not share the meeting link with others. 

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details.

    • 23 Aug 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • 25 Aug 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Troutdale, VA
    • 5
    Register

    This 3-day, 2-night, 22.0 mile trip is suitable for advanced backpackers.


    Backpacking in Grayson Highlands offers a unique experience with its stunning vistas and wild ponies roaming freely. Located in southwestern Virginia, this area is known for its rugged beauty and the high elevation trails that provide breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains. The Appalachian Trail runs through Grayson Highlands, making it a popular destination for thru-hikers and weekend adventurers alike. With its diverse flora and fauna, rocky outcrops, and scenic meadows, Mount Rogers / Grayson Highlands is a must-visit for anyone seeking a memorable three day, two night backpacking adventure.

    All trip details including equipment list, meeting location, and driving directions will be provided by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of backpacking equipment to lend as a member benefit. Let the trip leader know if you need to borrow any equipment. 

    Miles: 22.0

    Rating: Level 12  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

    There is limited space on this trip, so please register early!

    • 30 Aug 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • 1 Sep 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • George Washington National Forest / Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area (Buena Vista, VA)
    • 3
    Register

    This 3-night, 12.0 mile trip is suitable for intermediate backpackers and above.


    Can't jet off to Scotland or Switzerland for those breathtaking high mountain meadows? Fear not! Right here in the Old Dominion, we have our own slice of paradise waiting to be explored. Every hiker in the mid-Atlantic should make it a point to experience Cole Mountain at least once. Picture-perfect 360° meadow views await you from the saddle, rivaling some of the best vistas on the east coast. Meanwhile, Mount Pleasant boasts not one, but two summit viewpoints – east and west – each offering their own spectacular panoramas.

    Recognized by Congress in 1994 as the Mount Pleasant National Scenic Area, these trails are meticulously maintained by the North Boundary Appalachian Trail Club, ensuring a pristine hiking experience for all adventurers. So lace up your boots and get ready to discover the unparalleled beauty that awaits in our very own backyard.

    All trip details including equipment list, meeting location, and driving directions will be provided by email the week before the trip. WWO has a limited amount of backpacking equipment to lend as a member benefit. Let the trip leader know if you need to borrow any equipment. 

    Miles: 12.0

    Rating: Level 12  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

    There is limited space on this trip, so please register early!


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