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    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Libertytown, MD
    • 0
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    45 miles, 3,000 feet in elevation.  A challenging ride on mostly rural roads with a few busy sections. For Advanced Riders. Must like hills!   


    Join us for this beautiful ride through the expansive farms and historic villages of Frederick and Carroll Counties.  This was rescheduled from May 5. This scenic but hilly ride showcases three historic towns with “union” in their name, the quaint town of New Windsor, and beautiful rolling farmlands. Riding this route seems to take you back to another era as we ride through Uniontown, Union Bridge and Unionville and pass by homes and farms established in the1800’s or earlier. Most of the ride is on quiet country roads but there are a few sections where traffic may be busy. Both the scenery and the hills will take your breath away. We scouted this ride recently and found it to be a winner – if you like hills.

    As with all WWO rides, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 22 Jun 2024
    • 9:30 AM
    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • George Washington National Forest – Blue Ridge Parkway
    • 3
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    This 15.5 mile trip has 3110' elevation gain and is suitable for intermediate and above backpackers.


    St. Mary’s Wilderness, once an iron ore mining site, now stands as a testament to nature’s reclamation, boasting a rich tapestry of landscapes. From cascading waterfalls and lush fern forests to expansive meadows, sweeping valley views, and high-altitude wetlands, this expanse in Virginia marks the Commonwealth’s largest designated wilderness area. It’s no surprise that it ranks among the top circuit hikes along the northern stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

    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: 15.5

    Rating: Level 12  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

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

    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Dickerson, MD
    • 0
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    39 miles, out and back, nearly flat on the wonderfully re-surfaced C&O canal towpath.  Good for advanced beginners and above.

    Join us for an easy-going, moderately paced ride on finely crushed gravel along the delightfully tree-lined and sun dappled C & O Towpath from White’s Ferry to Brunswick. This beautiful ride hugging the Potomac River is a real treat and you'll likely see great blue herons and dozens of turtles lazing on the rocks. We’ll stop for lunch in Brunswick at Beans in the Belfry before turning around.  (You can also bring your own lunch.)  Heading back to White's Ferry is a subtle downhill, enough to fly back home!  All bike types are suitable. 

    As with all WWO rides, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 23 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Dickerson, MD
    • 3
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    28 miles, out and back, nearly flat on the wonderfully re-surfaced C&O canal towpath.  Good for advanced beginners and above.

    We're offering a second version of this ride on Saturday for those who prefer a shorter distance. Join us for an easy-going, moderately paced ride on finely crushed gravel along the delightfully tree-lined and sun dappled C&O Towpath from White’s Ferry to Point of Rocks. This beautiful ride hugging the Potomac River is a real treat and you'll likely see great blue herons and dozens of turtles lazing on the rocks.  Heading back to White's Ferry is a subtle downhill, enough to fly back home!  All bike types are suitable. 

    As with all WWO rides, there will be a leader and a sweep, and no one will be left behind.

    After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with additional event details and start location.

    There is limited space, so please register early. Although this ride is FREE for Premium Members, you do need to register. 

    • 27 Jun 2024
    • 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Register

    Join the WWO Virtual Book Club & Social!  Offered virtually so all can join, we gather quarterly to socialize and discuss a book around the theme of women in the outdoors. 


    June’s book is Gorillas in the Mist, a memoir by American primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey:

    “One of the most important books ever written about our connection to the natural world, Gorillas in the Mist is the riveting account of Dian Fossey's thirteen years in a remote African rain forest with the greatest of the great apes. Fossey's extraordinary efforts to ensure the future of the rainforest and its remaining mountain gorillas are captured in her own words and in candid photographs of this fascinating endangered species. ”

    Come join a community of women who share the outdoors in all ways possible!   The Zoom logon information will be provided to you in an email the day before the meeting.  

    Although this event is FREE for Premium Members, please register!

    • 29 Jun 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Dolly Sods, WV / Monongahela National Forest
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    This 6.0 mile trip is suitable for beginners and above.


    Join us for an exhilarating journey through the untamed beauty of Rohrbaugh Plains, nestled within the breathtaking Dolly Sods Wilderness of West Virginia. Get ready for an unforgettable backpacking experience that will leave you awestruck. What makes this trip stand out is the incredible reward it offers with minimal effort. Just a 3-mile hike from the trailhead, and you will find yourself on the edge of the majestic Rohrbaugh Cliffs, treated to a mesmerizing 270-degree panorama of the stunning Red Creek Valley below. As dusk falls, we will head to the nearby campsite, eagerly awaiting a magnificent sunset that will be the highlight of our evening. Do not let the seemingly flat terrain deceive you; this adventure is perfect for both novice and experienced backpackers. Embark on this trail through the Monongahela National Forest and let yourself be enchanted by its unique wonders.

    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: 6.0

    Rating: Level 3  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

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

    • 19 Jul 2024
    • 3:00 PM
    • 21 Jul 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area / Monongahela National Forest
    • 1
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    This 17.0 mile trip has 2310' elevation gain and is suitable for advanced backpackers.


    Ranked among the top 5 backpacking routes in the mid-Atlantic, the Spruce Knob/Seneca Creek circuit offers a spectacular blend of beautiful meadows, mountain vistas, cascading waterfalls, and unparalleled camping spots. Beginning at Spruce Knob, the highest peak in West Virginia, this hike includes a short 1/2-mile circuit at the summit, boasting panoramic views of the surrounding valley.

    The optimal time to embark on this adventure is between July and September, when temperatures at these 5,000-foot altitudes resemble a pleasant spring climate. With its breathtaking scenery and excellent camping spots, Spruce Knob/Seneca Creek promises an unforgettable backpacking experience for outdoor enthusiasts.

    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: 17.0

    Rating: Level 12  (View Hiking Rating Scale)

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

    • 27 Jul 2024
    • 11:30 AM
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • Hone Quarry, VA
    • 5
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    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!

    • 3 Aug 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Indian Head, MD
    • 10
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    Sunset, nature and paddling - one of the best combinations for relaxation!  This leisurely paddle is designed for beginner and experienced paddlers.


    Explore Mattawoman Creek during the annual American Lotus bloom and soak in the many colors of sunset while on the water. Mattawoman Creek is a calm,  freshwater tidal body of water that creates a unique environment for the native flora and fauna which includes one of the largest native stands of the American. Tandem kayaks are used in order to create a more intimate setting. All equipment, paddles and PFDs and necessary instruction is included on this professionally guided paddle.

    Bring water and snacks and don't forget your binoculars!

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

    There is limited space, 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)
    • 7
    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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