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LCC Men's Ministry Trip  

Springtime in the Mountains April 21, 2018

We will plan to meet in the LCC parking lot 6:30am, depart by 7:00am and arrive in the Sperryville, VA area at 8:30am.

The plan is to break up into two activity groups - golfing or fishing - for about four hours and return back for lunch and ministry at 1pm in Sperryville.  We estimate returning to the LCC parking lot around 4pm.

Here is a short summary of each activity:

 

Option 1: Golf at the Schoolhouse Nine

Led by Tim Anderson

Cost: $20.00 Per round

Experience the tranquil beauty of Rappahannock County, nestled in the shadow of Old Rag and the Blue Ridge Mountains.  The unique design features nine challenging par-3 holes, ranging in length from 85-171 yards.  The course meanders through a series of native wildflower meadows bordered by the Thornton River and the historic ruins of the original Smoot Tannery.

More info at http://www.schoolhousenine.com/

 

Option 2: Fly Fishing in Shenandoah National Park

Led by Chris Anderson

Cost: A valid VA freshwater license is the only requirement, which can be purchased online at https://www.dgif.virginia.gov/licenses before the trip.

All gear can be provided. 

Brook trout, wild and native are the crown jewel of the Blue Ridge mountains and Shenandoah National Park is the epicenter of good brook trout fishing in Virginia.  The park contains many streams and rivers with healthy wild populations of brook trout.  While the fish are not picky, the streams are generally small and good fishing requires a hike and a stealthy approach.  Springtime is a great time to fish these creeks as the water warms and fish start to look up for hatching insects.

The fishing is SNP is catch and release only.  If needed, we can hold an informal casting clinic and fishing "how to" get-together before the trip.  The hike to and back from these creeks can be moderately strenuous and stream rocks can be slick.  Waders and wading boots are ideal but a good pair of hiking boots will work too if you don't mind getting a little wet. A change of clothes is a good idea too just in case!

 

 

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