July - August 2017

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.

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: Hikers are to meet at the Stonewall Station Post Office Parking Lot - corner of Ohio & Randolph Streets on the West Side of Charleston, WV, to car pool to hike locations unless the schedule specifically indicates another meeting place (or time).

 

July

Sun. July 2 1:30 p.m. St. Albans City Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at the top of park. Hike every trail in the park; comes to total of approx. 4.5 miles. Able to do shorter route by opting out of certain trails. Leader: Gina Griffith

Sun. July 9 1:30 p.m. Eleanor City Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Approx. 4 mile moderate hike on some new trails. Shorter version of approx. 2 miles will be available. Leaders: Sharon Cook and Roger Hardway

Tues. July 11 6:30 p.m. Kanawha Trail Club Board Meeting in the WV Room at the South Charleston Library; Everyone is welcome to attend!

Sat. July 15 5:00 p.m. Kanawha Trail Club’s 75th Anniversary Party at Habitat for Humanity Restore.

Sun. July 16 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest Logtown / Middle Ridge (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at Johnson Hollow; Moderate 4 miles with some tricky footing. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. July 23 1:30 p.m. Barboursville City Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at lake. Mostly level but we will begin with a moderate climb. There is also a gradual decent with some tricky footing. Possibly muddy if rains the day before. Dinner afterwards at Fratelli’s Italian Restaurant. Leader: Dan Hurley

Sun. July 30 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest Pidgeon Roost / Boundary Road / Pine Ridge / Campground Loop (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at Johnson Hollow. Moderate approx. 4 miles with a few steep up and down sections. Leader: Ron Cockeram

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August

Sat. August 5 9:30 a.m. New River Gorge Polls Plateau Trail (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at trailhead outside Bragg, WV. Maps will be handed out in Charleston. 4 mile loop with only moderate elevation change. Pretty trail with meadows, forest, wildflowers, and a few downed trees. Dinner afterwards. Leader: Gina Griffith

Sun. August 6 1:30 p.m. Coonskin River Trail (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at swimming pool lot. Easy 2 mile hike out and back along the river. Leader: Kathy Hastings

Sun. August 13 12:30 p.m. Beech Fork Lake Romie’s Run Trail (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at the marina. New approx. 4 miles moderate loop trail. Leaders: Sharon Cook and Roger Hardway

Tues. August 15 6:30 p.m. Hike Co-ordinators Meeting at South Charleston Library in the WV Room. Come out and volunteer to lead a hike!

Sun. August 20 12:30 p.m. New River Gorge South Side Trail (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Easy 4 miles out and back riverside trail. Leader: Kathy Hastings

Sun. August 27 1:30 p.m. Mary Ingles Trail (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at Bills Creek Trailhead. Moderate 4 miles out and back. Leader: Lois Ludwig

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September

Sun. September 3 12:30 p.m. Chief Logan State Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Approx. 4 mile moderate hike with some hilly sections. Leaders: Sharon Cook and Roger Hardway

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