Join the Men of Capital Life Church for a day hike of the Shenandoahs. We'll leave from the Capital Life parking lot early in the morning and
Join the Men of Capital Life Church for a day hike of the Shenandoahs. We’ll leave from the Capital Life parking lot early in the morning and be back around 4pm. All skill levels welcome. Come check out the fall colors and get to know your Capital Life Church brothers. Email men@CapitalLife.org if you’re interested.
Old Rag is a physically demanding 8 mile circuit hike with a 2,510 foot total elevation gain including a strenu- ous rock scramble near the top. The rock scramble makes for a challeng- ing, yet fun hike that can be com- pleted in about 7 hours. Located in the heart of the Shenandoah, Old Rag is one of the most popular and scenic hikes near DC. In order to beat the considerable crowds on a pleasant weekend day in April, hikers should arrive at the trail head by 7:00am.
What to Bring
– At least 2 Liters (~1/2 gallon) of water
– Something portable to eat (200 lb per- son can expect to burn ~3,500 cal on this hike)
– Sturdy hiking shoes
– A comfortable backpack or fanny pack
– Layers of comfortable hiking clothing (polyester based is good)
– Five to Ten dollars to cover costs ($15 entry fee per vehicle)
– Optional Emergency Supplies (First Aid, Headlamps, Knives etc.)
– Note that no pets are allowed
5:30am – Target arrival time at Capital Life Church Parking Lot
5:45am – Assemble in carpools, ensure everyone is prepared
6:00am – Depart for Old Rag Mountain
7:45am – Arrive at Parking Lot, walk to trail head 8:00am – Arrive at trail head
11:30am – Reach Summit
3:00pm – Return to Trail Head, walk to parking lot 3:15pm – Arrive at Parking Lot
3:30pm – Depart for Capital Life Church
5:15pm – Arrive at Capital Life Church
It will take approximately 10 to 12 hours total, but we should be back in time for supper!
Assembly Point: Capital Life Church
1800 North Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
Destination: Old Rag Mountain Nethers Rd, Etlan, VA 22719 (38.57036, -78.28705)
(Saturday) 5:30 am - 5:15 pm
Old Rag Mountain
Old Rag Mountain, Robertson, VA 22743
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