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West Virginia - Blackwater Falls

This Hike is led by GWH Ambassador Sharon Jones!

If you are a registered member and have your punch card, don’t forget to bring it so I can initial it! 
If you’re not a registered member, you’re more than welcome to attend anyway! You can find out more about how to become one and get a punch card of your own here: https://girls-who-hike.myshopify.com/products/gwh-new-member-kit 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 


Blackwater Falls Boardwalk Trail & Balanced Rock Trail
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000ft. and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: December 16, 2018
Time: 11:00 A.M.
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking area outside the Trading Post near the Blackwater Falls Boardwalk Trail at 10:45 A.M. Hike will begin at 11:00 A.M. sharp. 
Distance: 2.8 miles combined
Elevation Gain: 131 feet and 351 feet respectively
AllTrails Track: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/west-virginia/blackwater-falls--2
https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/west-virginia/balanced-rock-trail
https://www.stumptownales.com/

Water Required: 2 Liters

Dogs: Yes – must be on a leash. Please note dogs are not permitted at the brewery.
Permits / Passes: N/A

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Blackwater Falls State Park: 1584 Blackwater Lodge Road, Davis, WV 26260
Stumptown Ales: 390 William Avenue, Davis WV 26260

Track: We’ll meet in the Trading Post parking lot near the Blackwater Falls Boardwalk trail. We will walk to the platform to view the falls (1/2 mile out and back). Afterwards we will drive to the Balanced Rock Trailhead (near cabin #13) and complete this 2.3 mile out and back trail. The fun continues after the hike with a trip to Stumptown Ales.

Kids: No
Men: Yes

***As with all GWH events, you must sign the GWH waiver before attending – it takes less than a minute to sign, and once you’ve signed it once you’re good to go for all future meetups***
LINK TO WAIVER: http://bit.ly/GWHLiabilityWaiver

To complete this hike, I highly recommend bringing snacks, 2 L of water, and your 10 essentials.

This hike is open to hikers of all skill levels. We’ll be hiking as a group, and nobody will be left behind or forgotten.

Any updates will be posted on the event thread via the pinned post, and I’ll update the event description if anything changes!

Stumptown Ales does not always serve food. You may bring in outside food. There are a few restaurants nearby. Dogs are not permitted in the brewery.

Earlier Event: December 16
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Later Event: December 16
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