March - April 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).

 

March

Sun. March 5, 1:30 p.m. Kanawha Trace at Frazier’s Bottom (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) This hilly 3-mile hike goes through the hiker tunnel under Route 35. Be prepared to help with car shuttle. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. March 12, 7:30 p.m. Daylight Saving Begins! Kanawha State Forest Night Hike Meet at Rattlesnake Run. Hike on moderate grade road to the Tower on Boundary Rd and back. Approx. 2 miles. Bring a light source. Leader: Fred Meyer

75th Anniversary celebration event!
Fri. March 17, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Kanawha Trail Club Lodge for a S’mores-gasbord & campfire!
Enjoy food & fellowship at the Lodge! Maybe a short night hike too!
Leaders: Barb Koster and Christy Carr

Sun. March 19, 12:30 p.m. Babcock State Park 75th Anniversary special hike! (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) A favorite hike of the KTC in the past. Regroup at the Babcock park office parking lot. Hike 2.5 miles on a gentle grade with several difficult sections of trail. Leaders: Barb Koster and Christy Carr

Sun. March 26, 1:30 p.m. Huntington Museum of Art trails and Ritter Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office) Regroup at 2:30 p.m. at Museum parking lot. Hike the 1 mile moderate nature trail at the museum and then drive to Ritter Park for a flat, easy walk along Four-Pole Creek for an addition 2 miles. Dinner afterwards at Nawab Indian Cuisine. Leader: Cathy Mills

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April

Sat. April 1, 9:00 a.m. Piney Creek Gorge at Beckley NEW HIKE (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Approx. 4 miles on moderate trails with a partly steep descent to an old mill on Piney Creek and a partly steep ascent on the return. Additional easy mileage available. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. April 2, 1:30 p.m. Forks of Coal (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Hike 3-4 miles with moderate hills. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sat. April 8, 9:00 a.m. Wallace Hartman Nature Preserve Trail Work Day (Very limited parking so carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Tools and materials will be provided to do trail maintenance; may possibly begin putting in a new trail. Contact: Sharon Cook. Coordinator: Rick Landenberger, WV Land Trust

Sun. April 9, 1:30 p.m. Wallace Hartman Hike (Very limited parking so carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Hike approx. 4 miles on moderate trail with some steep hills. Leader: Kathy Hastings

Special Event for 75th Anniversary celebration.
Thur. April 13, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. South Charleston Public Library for a KTC History Presentation
Join us for an evening on the history of the KTC. Speaker: Carl McLaughlin

Sun. April 16, 1:30 p.m. Happy Easter! (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Meet and choose a leader and hike.

Sat. April 22 2017 Osbra Eye Memorial Wildflower Walks by Kanawha State Forest Foundation
Meet at swimming pool area of Kanawha State Forest. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m.-- walks start at 9:00. Several walk choices, including wildflower identification, beginning and advanced birding, etc.
Adults $5 and children under 16 $2.
Stay afterward for the hot dog sale; door prizes; raffle

Sun. April 23, 1:30 p.m. Little Creek Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Regroup at Area # 2. Explore Trace Fork Canyon.  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.

Sun. April 30, 1:30 p.m. Eleanor City Park (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from post office.) Regroup at the swimming pool. 3-4 miles on moderate trails. Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook

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