September - October 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).

 

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 the post office) - Approx. 4 mile moderate hike with some hilly sections. Leaders: Sharon Cook and Roger Hardway

Fri. September 8 - Sun. September 10 - Fall Outing at Watoga State Park - Ann Bailey Tower Trail on Saturday. Contact Barb Koster for more information.

Tues. September 12 - 6:30 p.m. – KTC Board Meeting in the WV Room at the South Charleston Library – Everyone is welcome to attend!

Sun. September 17 – 12:30 p.m. - KSF - Lindy / Middle Ridge / Polecat trails - ( Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) - A pprox. 3 miles with steep ascent and descent. Leader: Ron Cockeram

Sun. September 17 - Approx. 3:00 p.m. following hike - Annual Meeting at the KTC Lodge - Hot dogs and the fixings will be provided. Bring a side dish or dessert to share. Meeting will follow lunch.

Sun. September 24 - 1:30 p.m. - Meadowood Park near Tornado –( Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office)- Every trail in the park comes to a total of 4 loops at approx. 3.5 miles. Opt in or out of any loop you wish. All are mostly level with elevation changes of less than 30 feet. Leader: Gina Griffith

Sat. September 30 - 9:00 a.m. - Special Hike with the Mary Ingles Trailblazers and the WV Highland Conservancy! Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the WVHC and the 75th anniversary for the KTC! Meet at the Dunlop Hollow parking area in KSF for a 9:00 a.m. shuttle to Trace Fork trailhead. Hike 7 miles on a moderate hike with some hills on the Mary Ingles Trail from Trace Fork back to your car at Dunlop Hollow. N o transportation will be provided at end of hike. Learn about the history of Mary Ingles, the participating organizations, and the wildlife of the KSF. If the weather cooperates, we may have some living-history interpretation along the way. Suggested donation of $1 for shuttle. Refreshments at the end of the hike. Leader: Doug Wood Contact: Barb Koster

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October

Sun. October 1 – 12:30 p.m. – Beech Fork State Park - Combination hike over the Lost Trail, part of Mary Davis, and a section of the Middle Ridge trail. - ( Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) 3.75 miles with some moderate hill climbs into the back woods area with a return along the lake. Leader: Daryl Pullin

Sun. October 8 – 12:30 p.m. – Grandview State Park - (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office)-One of two possible trails will be hiked, depending upon weather conditions. Grandview Rim Trail - 3 miles with little elevation change. Wonderful views, but sometimes tricky footing. OR Little Laurel Trail - 4.5 miles on an old road with a 2.25 mile ascent and 2.25 mile descent. Leader: Gina Griffith

Tues. October 10 – 6:30 p.m. – Hike Co-ordinators Meeting at South Charleston Library in the WV Room. Come out and volunteer to lead a hike!

Sat. October 14 - 9:00 a.m. - Jeremiah Carpenter Trail at Sutton Lake - NEW HIKE - ( Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) A pprox. 5 miles , moderate with two long hills. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. October 15 – 1:30 p.m. – Little Creek Park - Explore Trace Fork Canyon. - ( Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) This is a moderate hike with some tricky footing if the trails are wet. Hike is 4 miles. There is a shorter version which is 3 miles. Leaders: Ron Cockeram and Kathy Hastings

Sat. October 21 - 10:15 a.m. - Bill and Ann Lutz Memorial “old style” Saturday hike with lunch at Capitol Market. - (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) - This is an “Invitation Hike” to past and current KTC hikers, 65 and older. Please invite a friend or family member to accompany you. Hike will include a free trolley ride on Capital Street and a shuttle car ride back to the cars. Lunch on your own at Capitol Market. Leader: Carl McLaughlin, nephew of Bill Lutz

Sun. October 22 – 1:30 p.m. – Barboursville City Park - (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) - 3 to 3.5mile hike with one very short steep uphill and one short steep downhill. Mostly easy walk with rolling to flat terrain. Dinner after the walk. Leader: Cathy Mills

Sun. October 29 - 12:30 p.m. - New River Gorge Kaymor Trail from Cunard. - (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) 5 miles out and back. Mostly level with one uphill grade at beginning. Leader: Kathy Hastings

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