November - December 2018

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).

 

November

Sun. November 4 1:30 p.m. Cato Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) 3 miles moderate hike with some hills. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. November 11 12:30 p.m. Beech Fork State Park. Nature Trail, Long Branch and Overlook Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Mix of easy and moderate trails with one steeper incline and some nice views of the park. 3.5-4 miles. Regroup at park office. Leader: Tom Pletka

Sun. November 18 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Polly and Wildcat Ridge Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Moderate 2.5 mile hike. Good hiking shoes / boots are recommended for some slippery and loose leaf sections. Regroup at Dunlop Hollow / picnic area parking lot. Leader: Laura Miller

Sun. November 25 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Logtown, Middle Ridge, and Johnson Hollow Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Moderate hike with some steep, rocky sections. 3-4 miles. Leader: Danny Sheldon

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December

Sat. December 1 5:00 p.m. Christmas Pot Luck Dinner at Habitat Restore Community Center at 301 Piedmont Road in Charleston – Bring a dish to share. If you wish, bring a tool or monetary donation.

Sun. December 2 1:30 p.m. Plymouth Rock. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Approx. 3 miles. Climb up gas well roads to the overlook. Regroup at Plymouth Amherst WMA in Bancroft. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. December 9 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Middle Ridge Road and Middle Ridge Trail. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Mostly moderate 4 miles with some short hill sections. Regroup at the parking area on Four Mile Mountain. Leaders: Sharon Cook and Roger Hardway

Sun. December 16 12:30 p.m. Long Point Trail in Fayetteville. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) 3 mile out and back. Mostly level until section near overlook which is rocky with a steep section. Optional dinner afterwards in Fayetteville. Leader: Kathy Hastings

Sun. December 23 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest - CCC Snipe and Davis Creek Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Easy to moderate 1.5 mile loop with some rocky footing. Leader: Cathy Mills

Sun. December 30 1:30 p.m. Meadowood Park near Tornado. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) 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

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January 2019

Tues. January 1 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. New Year’s Day Luncheon. Meet at the KTC lodge to enjoy a corned beef and cabbage and pot luck lunch. Bring a dish to share.

Tues. January 1 2:00 p.m. Annual First Day Hike. Meet at Picnic Shelter Number 5 for an afternoon hike led by KSF staff.

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