The HLS is a low-key, 20+ mile trail run (with shorter options) that starts and ends at Sugar Hollow parking. Here is the map of the entire run.
We will run up the North Fork Moormans River Road/trail (towards the smaller, family friendly swimming hole) to the Appalachian Trail (5miles). This would be a great place for folks wanting a 10 miler to turn back. Some may chose to run up to Blackrock Summit for incredible views before heading back for a 12+ miler instead. Those interested in the entire 20 will run south on the AT to Wildcat Ridge/Rip Rap trail for a spur run and swim in the SNP’s super secret swimming hole, around mile 9, and then back to the car via the AT to Turk Branch and South Fork Moormans.
After the run we will enjoy a post-run potluck in the parking area. If you would like to hike a bit, you can arrive earlier, walk up to the Blue Hole swimming hole on South Fork Moormans River road/trail, and catch us as we are running down from Turk Branch.
This run is geared for all levels of trail experience. NO ONE is left behind, and we run at a very conversational pace as well as power hike/walk all the uphills. There will be water planted along the course but you should plan to bring about 40 ounces if it is really hot.
If you are interested in learning about the beautiful trail system that exists just 20 minutes west of town, hanging out with good friends and meeting new ones, this run is for you!Please feel free to email me with any questions. If you are interested in forming a “short option” group, let me know and we will make it happen.Happy Trails!P.s. Wondering why we call it the Harry Landers Special? Ask Harry 🙂