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Hike to the Great Channels

July 29, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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One event on August 3, 2017 at 9:00am


July 29, 2017
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 Dates:
Saturday, July 29, 2017 – 9:00am to 4:00pm
Thursday, August 3, 2017 – 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 learn about the geology and ecology of the area. Participants should be prepared for a moderately strenuous six-mile round-trip hike. Hikers should wear sturdy hiking boots and bring lunch, plenty of water, and possibly rain gear.

Participants will meet at Hayters Gap Community Center, 7720 Hayters Gap Road Saltville, VA 24370.

To register for Thursday’s hike call 276-236-2322 or email zachary.olinger@dof.virginia.gov by Monday, July 31. Limit 20 participants.

To register for Saturday’s hike call 276-676-5673 or email claiborne.woodall@dcr.virginia.gov by Tuesday, July 25. Limit 20 participants.