May - June 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).

 

May

Sat. May 5 9:00 a.m. Wild Rock. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Moderate with several ups and downs. Couple of steep spots. Approx. 6 miles. Views into the gorge. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. May 6 1:30 p.m. Coonskin Park – River/Hemlock/Cougar/Harry Wise Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) (Regroup at swimming pool parking.) Hike approx. 3-4 miles on mostly level with some moderate grades. Leader: Kathy Hastings

Sun. May 13 1:30 p.m. Mary Ingles Trail Bill’s Creek Trailhead. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Hike 2 miles in and then hike 2 miles back out for a total of 4 miles. Moderate Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook

Sun. May 20 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest Hemlock Falls and Bob Ward Pathway. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) (Regroup at Polly Hollow Parking area.) Hike approx. 4-4. hike with some short steep sections. 5 miles. Mostly moderate with one long uphill and possible creek crossings. Leader: Kathy Hastings

Sun. May 27 1:30 p.m. Camp Virgil Tate. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) (Regroup outside the gate.) Approx. 4 miles with one long climb and one long descent. Leader: Lois Ludwig

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June

Sun. June 3 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) ( Regroup at Swimming Pool.) Hike Snipe, Mossy Rock, Middle Ridge and Shrewsberry trails. Moderate half mile grade and moderate rocky downhill grade. Most of 4 mile hike is fairly easy. Leader: Ron Cockeram

Sun. June 10 1:30 p.m. Cedar Lakes. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) (Regroup at the parking lot by the dam.) Approx 4 miles. One long climb, one long descent. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. June 17 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 the 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. Bring a chair and enjoy the music. Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook

June 17-22 International Walkers Association (IWA) annual gathering is being hosted in Barboursville, WV. If you are interested in hiking with us, meet at the Comfort Inn at the Huntington Mall in Barboursville at 8:30 a.m. The Friday hike will start later. Contact Kathy Hastings for additional information. The hikes are:
Mon. June 18 Beech Fork Dam
Tues. June 19 Barboursville City Park
Wed. June 20 Lake Vesuvius in Ohio
Thur. June 21 Beech Fork State Park
Fri. June 22 Huntington Museum Trails

Sun. June 24 1:30 p.m. Wallace-Hartman Nature Preserve. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Due to limited parking, please carpool. One moderate half mile grade and possible muddy trail conditions. Wear appropriate footwear. Visit old cemetery and landfill recycling site. Hike is 3 to 4 miles long. Leader: Ron Cockeram

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July

Sun. July 1 1:30 p.m. Eleanor City Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) 3 to 4 mile m oderate hike with some steep sections. Leaders: Roger Hardway and Sharon Cook

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