Salem Lake Park/Hike Reports/Salem Lake Trail/2015-02-21
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|To avoid weather elsewhere, we will explore a new area for the club.|
|The experienced hiker brings a day pack with food and water sufficient for an extended strenuous hike.|
|Preceded by||Current hike||Succeeded by|
|Gully Creek||Salem Lake Trail||Widows Creek|
Hike was originally scheduled for Widows Creek Trail/Mountains-to-Sea Trail Section 18 from Stone Mountain State Park to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and was changed to Rough Ridge after the scouts considered the trail utilitarian. Due to weather, the hike was changed again to Salem Lake Trail in Winston-Salem.
See post hike information in Discussion Page: Talk:Salem Lake Trail
Not much is known about this hike, though it appears to be a city greenway, so we are expecting flat terrain more or less; climbs are limited to approximate short 100 foot ascents. Temperatures will be noticeably low, please layer up and have adequate protection for all exposed skin. Highs could be in the upper 30s.
Meet at Newtowne Shopping Center, 2/21/2015, 8:00 AM
Expect to share cost of gas with drivers, roughly 5 or 6 dollars per passenger assuming vehicle has driver and three passengers. This is solely to help offset cost to drivers for not only gas, but hidden costs such as tire wear, oil changes, car washes (especially if drive traverses dirt roads), etc. The club would rather have drivers over-compensated than under-compensated to encourage them to continue offering their services.
Difficulty rating comparisons
|Gully Creek (Previous Hike)||3.69||1,197||9.675|
|Salem Lake Trail* (This Hike)||7.00||600||10.000|
|Basin Creek* (Next Hike)||10.25||1,750||19.000|
* Values are estimated.