Everyone welcome — families, friends, kids. A simple walk in the woods along the Appalachian Trail with the David Lesser shelter at the turnaround point – an excellent example of an Appalachian Trail shelter used by thru-hikers walking from Georgia to Maine. It’s the perfect midway point to relax and eat your lunch, complete with a picnic table and swing. The shelter area is also a wide-open space in the woods for kids to play & explore.
Just downhill from the shelter is a stream where you can collect water (filtration recommended). I’ll bring a water filter if you want to try one out.
More info at ——–> https://roundhill.at/hike-keyes-gap-to-david-lesser-shelter/
Distance = 6 miles (3 miles to shelter, 3 miles back)
Difficulty = Moderate
Bring whatever you need to stay comfortable: water, snacks, comfortable shoes, etc…
A few simple notes:
— The hike will happen rain or shine.
— Pack a lunch and water
— Carpool forms @ 9:30 am, leaves at 9:40 am from Woodgrove Park (see below) to drive to Keyes Gap (at Route 9)
— If you want to meet us at the trailhead, see the link to our website for the trailhead parking lot location. It’s a small parking lot, you’ll be able to find us.
— Hike begins @ 10 am (no waiting for latecomers)
— Plan to arrive at least 5 minutes early. Folks will need to sign-in, which includes a simple waiver form.
— There is no waitlist. All comers are welcome.
As always, it’s important to know your own abilities and stay within them.
See you there!