Family Day Hike on War Spur. 5.5 miles

In concurrence with Appalachain Trail Conservancy, Sept 30th is Family hiking day.
http://www.appalachiantrail.org/home/conservation/a-t-community-program/at-community-event/2017/09/30/default/family-hiking-day-2017
So let’s gather our family members and friends go for a nice hike. Dont have family you say; you have the other members of the hiking community! EVERYONE is welcome. Meet at the parking lot at the entrance of Pandapas Pond at 10:00 am. We will drive to Mountain Lake and drop off shuttle vehices as we pass War Spur parking area, then continue on Salt Pond rd about 3 miles further to Wind Rock Parking area . Hiking will begin on the AT at Salt Pond rd, 1/2 mile up, stop to enjoy the beautiful views of Wind Rock, then continue hiking north on the AT about 3 miles, until we reach War Spur Loop. We will follow War Spur loop trail out to the War Spur Overlook for a nice lunch break and more views. We will return via the other leg of War Spur loop to the parking lot on Salt pond rd. Total distance is about 5.5 miles and elevation is minimal. This will be a fun hike for everyone to enjoy at a leisurely pace. All hikers should have appropriate hiking foot wear, water and bring food for a trail lunch. Suggested carpool fee from Roanoke $3. Rain or shine. Dogs are welcomed, but be aware of the shuttling required.