July - August 2019

RESPONSIBILITY FOR SAFETY. There are certain risks, which are inherent in any hike, or other Club activity. Each KTC member, guest, or non-member hiker agrees to accept personal responsibility for his or her safety and the safety of minors accompanying such persons. The Club cannot ensure the safety of any participant on hikes. In participating in Club hikes, each such person agrees to hold harmless and free from blame the hike leaders, the KTC, its officers and members, and property owners, for any accident, injury, or illness which might be sustained from participating in hikes or other Club activities. The hike leader can deny a hiker the opportunity to hike if they feel it is unsafe for that person to hike.

IMPORTANT!

  • Read all hike descriptions!
  • Know your limitations!
  • Carry water!!
  • Notify leader if you choose to leave the hike!
  • Hike Leader has the right to refuse any unprepared person from a hike!

THE MEETING PLACE: All hikes start from the corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets in the parking lot across from the Sherwin Williams, Charleston, WV unless otherwise stated. We will travel to the hike from the meeting spot. If you do not know the Regroup location or one is not listed, then go to the Ohio & Randolph Streets parking lot starting point.

 

July

Sun. July 7 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Polly Hollow / Wildcat Trails. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Hike 3 to 4 miles on moderate trails with some steep sections. Regroup at Polly Hollow.

Sun. July 14 1:30 p.m. Little Creek Park. NEW HIKE. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Regroup at Area #2. Approx. 3 mile moderate hike with one moderately steep ascent.

Sun. July 21 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. White Hollow Trail and Castle Rock. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Regroup at Polly Hollow parking area. Steep descent on some rocky tread. 3+ miles with spur hike to Castle Rock, which was first hiked to by BSA in 1930’s.

Sat. July 27 9:00 a.m. Watters Smith Memorial State Park. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) A series of connecting moderate loops totaling approx. 7.5 miles . The distance can be shortened a few miles by not walking all of the loops.

Sun. July 28 1:30 p.m. St. Albans City Park. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) A series of loops converging on parking lots. Hikers may opt out of any of the 3-4 loops for a total of 3-4 miles. Mostly level but one hike does have slippery "ski jump" descents/ascents across small creeks.

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August

Sun. August 4 1:30 p.m. Barboursville City Park. River Trail Loop Hike. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) 3 to 4 miles mostly easy hike with some possibly slippery sections. Mostly wooded with a few hot and sunny sections. Regroup at the lake. Dinner afterwards at Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant.

Sun. August 11 12:30 p.m. New River Gorge. Brooklyn Mine Trail. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) 4 miles out and back. Moderate grade on old road. Dinner afterwards in Fayetteville.

Sun. August 18 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Pigeon Roost and Rocky Ridge Trails. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Regroup at Johnson Hollow. Approx. 3 miles with a moderate ascent and a steep descent.

Sat. August 24 9:30 a.m. The Bearly Droopy Creeky Hike. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Bear Town State Park is a level half mile boardwalk loop around amazing rock ledges and escarpments. Droop Mountain State Park for a 2.5 mile loop through history with wonderful views. Falls of Hills Creek for a 1 mile round trip view of 3 waterfalls. The first waterfall is accessible by a boardwalk; but to see all 3 one must climb 382 steps back to the car.

Sun. August 25 1:30 p.m. Eleanor City Park. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Hike approximately 4 miles on moderate trails. Trails will include some new sections with short hills.

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September

Sun. September 1 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Davis Creek and CCC Snipe Trails. (Meet at the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Hike 2 to 3 miles on mostly easy trails with some steep sections. Regroup at Forest entrance.

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