Directions and info regarding Saturday’s KIVA event!
Stats (stolen from Kevin Myatt, from his wonderful collection of hiking trail write ups at Roanoke.com)
- Location:On top of Roanoke Mountain, on the 4-mile scenic loop trail that begins at mile marker 120.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. One way to go is to keep following Walnut Avenue/Fishburn Parkway past the Mill Mountain exit until it intersects with the Blue Ridge Parkway, and the loop road begins just a tad to the left of that intersection.
- Length: 1/10 mile.
- Elevation: About 2,200 feet at the summit.
- Gottasee factor (scenery, scale 0 to 4): 2: Just a pretty stroll with views, rock outcroppings and lots of trees and bushes.
- Gottabreathe factor (difficulty, scale 0 to 4): 1: If you’re out of shape, the 110-step climb past the big rocks might make you breathe harder, otherwise, it’s no sweat (unless you do it on a July or August afternoon). It’s only 1/10 of a mile, so it can’t be that hard.
Kevin’s write up can be found here: http://www.roanoke.com/outdoors/hiking/7773.html. This trail write up was enough to get us up on the mountain. Roanoke Mountain is the hidden treasure, the one we never tell anybody about. So we decided this would be the best spot for our KIVA event for the 75th birthday of the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are so honored to have been selected as an official event for this celebration.
Here’s another write up, http://www.cnyhiking.com/BRP-RoanokeMountain.htm
What to bring:
a picnic, plenty of water, comfortable shoes, a sense of adventure, your family
For any more info, feel free to call: Chip - 540-580-3015 or e-mail: KIVAinfo@gmail.com