Velvet Rocks Shelter Cleanup
Velvet Rocks Shelter Cleanup on July 28: You’re probably aware that the Appalachian Trail goes through downtown Hanover, but you may not know where this landmark trail leaves town and heads into the wilderness. You can join a hiking excursion, departing from the Co-op by Hanover High School and entering a world usually seen only by Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. You’ll hike 1.5 miles each way (3 miles round trip) to the Velvet Rocks Shelter, a place that hundreds of hikers call home for the night each year. On the journey, you’ll clear this section of trail for the busy hiking season ahead. Please be sure to wear appropriate clothing; the trip is on, rain or shine, and it will likely be muddy. Also, bring a small daypack with extra clothes, snacks, water, and any medications you may need, plus a camera or binoculars if you have them. Ages 8 and up are welcome.
- July 28, 2018