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Jumpin Off Rock to the Lump

  • 08/20/2022
  • Blue Ridge Parkway


Type of Outing: Hike
When: SAT 8/20/2022
Signup Deadline: 8/19/2022 5:00 pm
Leader: Susan Slocum
Distance: 10 miles
Difficulty: R-30, Strenuous
Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft.
Description: Please join me for a beautiful 10-mile out-and-back hike along the Blue Ridge Parkway near Glendale Springs. We'll start at the Jumpinoff Rock parking area, Milepost 260.3, and hike on a rooty path through a rhododendron forest, pines, and carpets of galax. Some 0.5 miles in we’ll briefly stop at a rock observation deck to enjoy an expansive view. We’ll retrace a few steps following the ridge with enough uphills to make us know we’re actually hiking and pass through a quiet glade of white pines on our way to the food stop. We’ll eat at The Lump Overlook. The Lump is a rounded meadow that will offer amazing views of the surrounding landscape. Who knows, we might see a kite or two flying high above this breezy hilltop before we head back to the cars.10 miles, 2000’ elevation gain. Carpooling with be available from Greensboro and Winston Salem. If interested, please email or text by 5pm, Friday August 19 for information about when and where to meet. [R-30]
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