Monday, June 8, 2009

Hike Blue Mountain

Saturday, June 20, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.
Blue Mountain Festival Grounds
2067 Coopers Mountain Rd. in Franklin County, VA

See directions below and watch for festival signage. Blue Mountain is located between Chestnut Mountain and Turkey Cock Mountain in Franklin County approximately 12 miles from Martinsville. This will be a 1-3 mile moderate hike with a couple steep climbs. This hike will take place in conjunction with Gemini Music Festival. Check out the music festival at

Any Blue Ridge Ski & Outing Club member or any Dan River Basin Association member interested in staying for the festival after the hike will get a reduced ticket price of $15 for Saturday only.

Anyone interested in the hike should meet across the creek at the foot bridge at 9:30 a.m.. The hike will begin at 10:00 a.m. and completion time will vary according to the number trails we do. The trails will be well marked and there will be a trail map available. There will also be trail leaders. When you enter the festival grounds you are to sign in with the person working the gate and state that you are there for the hike. If after the hike you decide to stay for the festival you can return to the gate and buy your reduced ticket and get an arm band for the day.

From Martinsville: Take Figsboro Road 5.5 miles from 174/108N intersection. Turn left onto SR-618 (Mountain Road). Take first right onto SR 632 ( Coopers Mountain Road). Continue for 2.5 miles to festival site. Watch for festival signage.

From Greensboro, NC: Take 220 N toward Martinsville. Take 220N Bypass toward Roanoke. Continue approximately 10 miles. Take Collinsville (US 220 Business South) exit. Take left at first traffic light onto SR174(Kings Mountain Rd). Travel 3.5 miles and turn left at 2nd traffic light onto 108N (Figsboro Rd.) Continue with Martinsville directions at this point.

From Danville: Take 58 West toward Martinsville. Turn right right onto SR57. Travel approximately 8 miles. Turn left onto Dyers Store Road. Follow to the end and turn right onto 108 N (Figsboro Road). Take first state road to the left SR618 (Mountain Rd.). Take first right onto SR632 (Coopers Mountain Rd.). Travel 2.5 miles to festival site. Watch for festival signage.From Roanoke: Take 220 S toward Martinsville. After third Rocky Mount exit take left at traffic light ( Sontag Road -- SR619). Travel 9.4 miles and take right onto SR 632 (Coopers Mountain Rd). Travel 4.6 miles to festival site. Watch for festival signage.

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