Shenandoah National Park Hike with TAP-DC

Date: Saturday, October 6, 2012
Time: 9:30am
Location: Shenandoah National Park
Address: 3655 US Hwy 211 East, Luray, VA
Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/151195948354444/

Autumn is upon us! Please join Taiwanese American Professionals – DC (TAP-DC) during the Columbus Day weekend as we travel to Shenandoah National Park to view and celebrate one of Mother Nature’s greatest miracles: Fall foliage!

Meeting time will be at 9:30 am, at two Metro station locations:
1) Grosvenor-Strathmore (Red line), for Maryland residents
2) Rosslyn (Blue/Orange line), for DC/NoVA residents

After a two+ hour drive, we will arrive at the Fisher’s Gap Overlook, and then proceed to hike the Rose River Loop Trail (about 4 miles), with plenty of maple trees, waterfalls, and streams for the photographer in you. Check out the map:
http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/upload/big_meadows_area.pdf

After our hike, we’ll head over to the Taproom at Big Meadows Lodge for a quick bite and drink!
http://www.visitshenandoah.com/dining/mountain-taproom.aspx

We shall arrive back in DC around the 7 pm time frame.

Here’s a packing list:
-Protective clothing, dress in layers
-Sneakers/Hiking Boots
-Hats
-Sun block
-Bug spray
-Hand sanitizers
-Plastic bags for waste
-A quart of water or two
-Trail lunch/snacks
-Flashlight (in case we go beyond sunset)
-Camera
-Backpack/Fannypack
-Wallet/Purse
-Smile

As always, stay tuned here for any changes to our plans in case of emergency, such as weather, car trouble, or any other “acts of God.”

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