Hike: Camp Hoover, Shenandoah National Park, VA
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About the Event
$26 + park fee/pass. Long hike: 10 mi., 2100 ft. ascent, 1800 ft. descent. Moderate hike: 7½ mi., 1500 ft. ascent/descent.
President Hoover spent many steamy July days getting away from Washington at his secluded fishing camp in what now is Shenandoah’s Central District. Today the site of that camp – appropriately named Camp Hoover – is our own getaway. We visit it on a glorious hike that starts with a descent to the camp on the Mill Prong Trail from Milam Gap on the Skyline Drive, then return to the Gap on the Laurel Prong and Appalachian Trails. From there long hikers add a northbound stint on the AT to the Big Meadows picnic area, pausing for the knockout view at Black Rock.
Leaders: Sanjeev (odospamkill<a>gmail.com or 571/353-4975) and Roslyn R.