September - October 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).

 

September

Sun. September 2 1:30 p.m. Mystery Hike. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Leader: Linda Farwell

Sun. September 9 12:30 p.m. Kanawha State Forest Old-Growth Forest Dedication and Hike. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Regroup at 1:00 at the Four Mile entrance to Kanawha State Forest to join the Old-Growth Forest Network as they dedicate a tract in the forest as a protected old-growth forest. After the dedication there will be a hike to see special old-growth areas of the forest with a variety of trees being highlighted during the hike. After the hike we will proceed to the picnic.

Sun. September 9 3:00 p.m. Picnic and Annual Meeting. New location at Johnson Hollow picnic shelter #27. Hotdogs and drinks will be provided. Bring a dish to share and enjoy a fun filled afternoon. The Annual Meeting will follow the picnic.

Sun. September 16 1:30 p.m. Wine Cellars Park . (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Moderate 3 mile hike with one steep part. Leader: Lois Ludwig

Sun. September 23 12:30 p.m. Green Bottom. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) (Regroup at the Green Bottom Wildlife Management Office.) 2 to 3 mile hike on flat, mostly dry terrain. Some areas may have some tall grass, so long pants are recommended. Optional dinner at Hillbilly Hotdogs after the hike. Leader: Dan Hurley

Sun. September 30 12:30 p.m. NEW HIKE!! Jackson County, Eastwood Nature Trails. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) A moderate hike for approximately 4 miles ( with an option for a 2 mile hike.) There are two steep hills and the rest of the trails are on rolling terrain. Leaders: Barb Koster and Christy Carr

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October

Sun. October 7 12:30 p.m. Beech Fork State Park. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Moderate trail about 3 to 3.5 miles. Leader: Daryl Pullin

Tues. October 9 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. October 14 12:30 p.m. Endless Wall Trail in New River Gorge. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) (Regroup at New River Gorge Visitor Center.) Hike approximately 4 miles with some slippery and rocky footing. Easy to moderate hike. Come find out why the Endless Wall Trail has been rated the #1 national park hike in the United States. See breathtaking views of the New River Gorge from Diamond Point. Leaders: Christy Carr and Barb Koster

Sun. October 21 12:30 p.m. Beech Fork Dam Boy Scout Loop. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) 3.1 mile hike follows lake before climbing into wooded area. Mostly uphill with one short steep ascent with steps cut into hillside. Easy section along ridge and then return downhill on gravel road. Leader: Tom Plepka

Sun. October 28 5:30 p.m. Coonskin Park Hobgoblin Dusk Hike. (Carpool from the parking lot at the corner of Ohio & Randolph across from Sherwin Williams.) Mostly flat 3 miles on the River Trail. Bring a light source and your Halloween Spirit! Leaders: Sharon Cook and Roger Hardway

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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 to 4 mile moderate hike with some hills. Leader: Lois Ludwig

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