January - February 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).

 

January

Mon. January 1 The New Year's Day Dinner is cancelled due to cold weather.

Mon. January 1 2:00 p.m. Annual First Day Hike at Kanawha State Forest . 1 to 2 mile hike and a 5 mile hike. Meet at the Nature Center. Lead by KSF staff.

Sat. January 6 2:00 p.m. Shirley Schweizer Winter Walk. Join Doug Wood for an ecology walk in the woods and find out about the Winter of 1768. Meet at the Nature Center and dress accordingly. Donations accepted.

Sun. January 7 12:30 p.m. Huntington Museum of Art trails and Ritter Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) - Hike the 1 mile moderate nature trail with many steep steps at the museum and then drive to Ritter Park for a flat, easy walk along Four-Pole Creek for an addition 2 miles , if hikers wish. Dinner afterwards at Nawab Indian Cuisine. Leader: Cathy Mills

Tues. January 9 6:30 p.m. KTC Board Meeting in the WV Room at the South Charleston Library - Everyone is welcome to attend!

Sun. January 14 1:30 p.m. Amherst Plymouth WMA. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) 3 to 4 mile moderate hike with one long gradual ascent and one long gradual descent. Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook

Sun. January 21 1:30 p.m. Spring Hill Cemetery. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) 3 to 4 miles on paved surfaces with numerous hills. Good bird watching. Leader: Christy Carr

Sun. January 28 1:30 p.m. Coonskin Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) Hike trails that may be lost to the airport expansion. Approx. 3 miles with moderate hills and some tricky footing. Leader: Lois Ludwig

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February

Sun. February 4 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) 3 to 4 mile moderate hike on Johnson Tues. January 9 6:30 p.m. KTC Board Meeting in the WV Room at the South Charleston Library - Everyone is welcome to attend! Hollow, Middle Ridge and Black Bear trails. One long ascent and one steep descent. Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook

Sat. February 10 9:00 a.m. Kanawha State Forest. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) Moderate 5 miles with steady climb up Bob Ward Pathway, moderate up and down on Pipeline and gradual downhill on Portercamp Road. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. February 11 12:00 p.m. 10th Annual Soup Hike - Kanawha State Forest Lindy / Middle Ridge / Polecat Loop. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) (Regroup at KTC lodge at 12:30 p.m.) - Hike approximately 3.5 miles on a trail with long, steep uphill for the first part of hike, then level, and steep downhill grades for second part. Bring your favorite soup or bread to share. Hike will begin after the soups start cooking. After the hike, enjoy hot soup and fellowship at the lodge from 2:30-4:00. Leader: Ron Cockeram

Tues. February 13 6:30 p.m. Hike Co-ordinators Meeting at South Charleston Library in the WV Room. We need some more hike leaders, so come out and volunteer to lead a hike!

Sun. February 18 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) 3 to 3.5 miles up Beech Glen to Wildcat and down Dunlop. Leader: Barb Koster

Sun. February 25 1:30 p.m. Cato Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) Hike approx. 4 miles on newer trails. Moderate with steep uphill spot. Leader: Lois Ludwig

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March

Sun. March 4 12:30 p.m. New River Gorge Arrowhead Trails - Clovis to Adena to Dalton. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office) Approx. 3 to 3.5 miles on easy to moderate trail with some slippery sections due to winter weather conditions. Leader: Kathy Hastings

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