May 23, 2024

Cold Mountain &/or Mt. Pleasant (Day Hike, 6-12 Miles, Challenging-to-Strenuous)

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Saturday, 10/20/2018

7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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The best thing about this event you get to choose from three different hiking options!  It is a trifecta because they all 3 start from the same location and on the same day. Well, there’s no better time than now to enjoy the spectacular fall views in Virginia.  You choose your own hike…

Option 1 – Cold Mountain Loop lead by Derek with the magnificent Scotland/Switzerland like high mountaintop meadow.  This loop is 5.8 miles with elevation gain of 1,490 ft.

Option 2 – Mt. Pleasant Loop lead by Chris M. with breath taking 5.5 miles of gorgeous terrain up to the saddle with two mountain top views of the east and west.  Only an elevation gain of 1,350 ft.

Option 3 – Double the fun, start with the Cold Mountain Loop with Derek,  then proceed onto the figure 8 of the Mount Pleasant Loop with Derek.  In other words, it combines Option 1 and Option 2 back to back, thus completing both trails for a total of 11.2 miles and elevation gain of 2,840 ft.

The Cold Mountain and Mt. Pleasant loops are very similar in distance and elevation gain, so it should take about the same time to finish both.  Those choosing options 1 and 2 can meet back at the parking lot and head home together (with an optional dinner stop, of course).  Those choosing option 3 will head home later, so please take this into consideration when carpooling.

Choose whichever option you like…just be sure you communicate your plans with Derek & Chris. 

Hope you can join us!

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