May - June 2019

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 4 9:00 a.m. Cowpasture Trail. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Regroup at noon at Cranberry Glades Visitor Center. 7.5 miles m ostly level through meadow, hardwood pine forest and beside Cranberry Glades. Bring lunch.

Sun. May 5 1:30 p.m. Coonskin Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) 3 to 4 miles with two major climbs and some tricky footing. Regroup across from tennis court.

Sun. May 12 1:30 p.m. Sundae Sunday! (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) 3.5 miles i n town. Regroup at Capitol Complex Visitor’s Parking lot and stroll through the grounds. Descend steps to walk along the river. Our reward will be yummy Ellen’s Ice Cream. Return through East End on Quarrier St. Cheaters can skip the walk and meet us at Ellen’s.

Tues. May 14 6:30 p.m. KTC Board Meeting in the WV Room at the South Charleston Library – Everyone is welcome to attend!

Sun. May 19 12:00 Noon Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Regroup at main parking lot near picnic area and bathrooms. Mostly easy 3.5 miles with a few moderate sections. Several outstanding overlooks of the Gauley River along the way and an old growth hemlock forest.

Sun. May 26 12:30 p.m. Ansted Rail Trail. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Approx. 2 mile gradual descent on a rail trail that borders Mill Creek. Trail includes lots of scenery and interesting features as it winds down to a beautiful view of the New River. Return on the same trail for a total of an almost 4 mile hike.

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June

Sat. June 1 9:00 a.m. Holly River State Park Reverie Trail. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Hike is 4.5 miles with a gradual grade walk beside Big Run Creek and then a short, steep ascent to Tecumseh Falls. After a walk right behind the falls, the climb continues before leveling off and descending on a dirt road. Tricky footing climbing to and from the Falls.

Sun. June 2 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. CCC Snipe, Mossy Rock, and Shrewsbury. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) 3 to 4 miles mostly moderate hike with some rocky sections. Regroup at Visitor Center.

Sun. June 9 1:30 p.m. Ridenour Lake in Nitro. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Approx. 3 miles , moderate with New trails. Regroup at the Dog Park.

Tues. June 11 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. June 16 12:00 Noon Kanawha State Forest. Davis Creek Trail. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Regroup at Shelter #9. Easy hike along Davis Creek to pond and back for 3+ miles. We will be celebrating WV’s Birthday, so you may want to bring a lawn chair.

Sun. June 23 1:30 p.m. Mary Ingles Trail, North Trailhead at Winfield. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) 3 to 4 mile in and out moderate hike. Trail meanders through the woods then begins a gradual ascent to access the ridge. Trail continues through the woods with some short descents and ascents.

Sun. June 30 12:30 p.m. Trails at Nuttallburg and Keeney’s Creek Rail Trail. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) 3 to 4 miles. Easy to moderate.

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July

Sun. July 7 1:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest. Polly Hollow / Wildcat Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from the post office.) Hike 3 to 4 miles on moderate trails with some steep sections. Regroup at Polly Hollow.

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