October 11

Leg 14: Orange to Gordonsville

Number of people walking today: 12

Route SummaryThe van will transport all walkers from the Comfort Inn to Montpelier, home of James Madison, fourth President of the United States, where we will begin our walk. Take time to enjoy the house and grounds before starting the walk. Tickets are required. More information coming soon about how to purchase.
Today’s route is 10 miles. There is an option for a 6.6 mile route (van will drop you off at Royal Concrete on SR 639/Madison Run Rd) vs. starting at Montpelier.
Starting PointComfort Inn
334 Caroline Street
Orange, VA 22960
(540) 683-8005
Starting Time9:00 am
End Walking Time3:15 pm
Ending PointWolftrap Farm
17379 Wolftrap Drive
Gordonsville VA 22942
(540) 832-1803
Walking Mileage10.1 miles
MealsBreakfast: included for overnight guests
Lunch: lunch provided/picnic at Montpelier
Dinner: Catered dinner in The Manor House at Wolftrap Farm
Contact InfoVan Driver: 470-653-7880.
Route Manager: 336-782-1704
Route map(s)Montpelier to WolfTrap Farm
Route map PDFPDF: Montpelier to Wolftrap Farm
Special Navigation InstructionsYou may see a “dropped pin” as your first stop on today’s route. It should say 16170 Cox Mill Road. Turn right on Cox Mill Road (also called SR 643). You will stay on this for 3.2 miles until you see the entrance for Wolftrap Farm on the right. Google says to turn on to 706 but the name of the road is Wolf Trap Dr.
Laundry AvailabilityYes, in Manor House
Special EventHilary Hicks, historian from Montpelier (home of James Madison), will join us for a pre-dinner talk at Wolftrap. James Madison was about the same age as Salome Meurer in 1766 when the original Journey from Bethlehem to Bethabara took place.
Instructions for DriverMORNING: Some walkers may have stayed last night at Inn on Poplar Hill in Orange – need to pick them up and their luggage if they are walking today. Drive all walkers to Montpelier Visitor Center. ****If anyone wants a shorter option, drop them off at Royal Concrete on the other side of US15 for 6.6 mile walk.
Driver Map(s)
History Blog PostCommunity Philosophy
Miscellaneous InformationNavigation:
Each Google Map route will have a starting point and multiple stops.  
iPhone users: when you arrive at a stop, you must remove the PREVIOUS starting point, making your current stop the NEW starting point. 
Android users:  As long as you “arrive” at each stop, it will automatically advance to the next one.  Otherwise, you will have to remove a stop.
EXCEPTION: Do NOT remove any stops when you are in a dead zone! This will cancel the map and you will not be able to relaunch it.
Dead zone: in poor or no cell phone coverage, you will still be able to see the route since GPS continues to work.  Just don’t exit the map or try to remove a stop or you will lose the route.  

Obey all traffic laws.  Use crosswalks and sidewalks wherever possible.  When sidewalks are not available, generally it is recommended to walk against traffic but there may be times where the shoulder is wider walking WITH traffic.  Be careful approaching curves and hills as visibility will be limited! 
Walk with a buddy.

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