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Hike to the Great Channels

August 2, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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August 2, 2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hayters Gap Community Center
7720 Hayters Gap Road
Saltville, VA 24370 United States
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Event Date:
Thursday, August 2, 2018 – 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Great Channels is a unique geologic formation composed of a network of deep sandstone crevices at the top of Clinch Mountain. It is part of the Channels State Forest and Natural Area Preserve. On the hike, participants will also see high-elevation forest communities and learn about the geology and ecology of the area. Participants should be prepared for a moderately-strenuous 6-mile roundtrip hike. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and bring lunch, plenty of water, and possibly rain gear.

The group will meet at Hayters Gap Community Center, 7720 Hayters Gap Road, Saltville, VA 24370
Reservations required. Call 276-236-2322 or email zachary.olinger@dof.virginia.gov by Monday, July 30. Limit 20 participants.