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West Virginia - Cranny Crow

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: 
I will not be handing out punch cards at this event. They’re available through purchase of a New Member Kit only. 

White Oak Trail to Cranny Crow Overlook
Trail Rating: GREEN: Mellow hike, easy to follow, elevation gain of 1,000 feet and under, low altitude. Novice hikers welcome! 2L of water required.

Date: March 17, 2019
Time: 10:00 A.M.
Meeting Location: Meet in the parking area for the horse stables inside the state park near the White Oak trailhead at 9:45 A.M. Hike will begin at 10:00 A.M. sharp. 

Distance: 3.1 miles out and back
Elevation Gain: 954 feet 
AllTrails Track:

Water Required: 2 Liters

Dogs: Yes – must be on a leash. 
Permits / Passes: N/A

Trailhead Coordinates / Address: Lost River State Park
321 Park Drive, Mathias, WV 26812

Track: We’ll meet in the horse stables parking lot located inside Lost River State Park near the White Oak trailhead. We will follow the White Oak Trail to the Cranny Crow overlook, enjoy the view for a bit, then return back the way we came.

Kids: Yes
Men: No

***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***

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!

This trail can be a bit slippery due to snow, ice, and wet conditions. This makes for slow and careful hiking on the way down from the overlook. Hopefully this won’t be an issue for us, but be prepared for muddy conditions if it has rained a few days prior.

I did not have cell phone reception or Wi-Fi service in the park until I reached the overlook.