May - June 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.
- 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).
Sun. May 7 1:30 p.m. Coonskin Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Hike trails that may be lost to the airport expansion. Approx. 3 miles with moderate hills and some tricky footing. Regroup at Alice Knight Memorial. Leader: Lois Ludwig
Tues. May 9 6:30 p.m. – KTC Board Meeting in the WV Room at the South Charleston Library – Everyone is welcome to attend!
Sun. May 14 1:30 p.m. Mother’s Day Ice Cream Reward - (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) (regroup at Myrtle and Crawford Roads). Hike the Carriage Trail; stairs over the Southside Bridge, gentle climb on return up Carriage Trail for a total distance of approx. 4 miles. If you hike it, you consume ZERO calories at Ellen’s ice cream shop! Leader: Linda Farwell
Sun. May 21 1:30 p.m. Charleston Tennis Club CTC (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at lower parking lot (left side) of CTC, 1600 Tennis Club Road. Explore a new hike on recently developed trails behind the tennis club. Hike is about 3 miles with some steep grades, footing is generally good. Shorter version is available. Leader: Chuck Wirts
Fri. May 26 to Sun. May 28 Spring Outing Camp Pocahontas in Pocahontas County One of the KTC’s first weekend outings. We will be going back there in honor of our 75th Anniversary. Bring a light source for campfire night. Variety of hikes including Gaudineer Knob. Deadline of May 8th to sign up for this outing . Contact person for more info: Barb Koster
Sun. May 28 1:30 p.m. Meet at the regular meeting spot and pick a leader and a hike.
Sun. June 4 1:30 p.m. KSF Snipe/Mossy Rock/Middle Ridge (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Approx. 4 miles on moderate trails. Some rocky sections and a steep descent. Leader: Ron Cockeram
Sun. June 11 12:30 p.m. Stonecliff Trail (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Easy out and back hike along the New River up to 5 miles. Leader: Kathy Hastings
Tues. June 13 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. June 18 12:30 p.m. West Virginia Day hike and celebration at Kanawha State Forest. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Mostly easy 2 mile hike on the Davis Creek and Spotted Salamander trails. Return to the swimming pool area to celebrate West Virginia's birthday with the Kanawha Forest Foundation. Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook.
Sun. June 25 12:30 p.m. Ben’s Run Trails in Spencer (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Hike to Chestnut Ridge Winery and Artist Colony. Approx. 3 miles round trip on moderate trails with a steep rocky descent. Leader: Lois Ludwig