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Mt. Rogers area backpacking

  • 10/02/2023
  • 10/06/2023
  • Mt Rogers area, VA


Type of Outing: Backpack
When: MON 10/2/2023
Signup Deadline: 12:00 pm
Leader: Vance Barron Jr
Distance: 50 miles
Difficulty: R-40, Strenuous
Description: This is a five-day, four-night, fifty-mile loop hike on the old Appalachian Trail (now called the Iron Mountain Trail) and the new Appalachian Trail. We will begin and end at the Straight Branch parking area on U.S. Highway 58 near Damascus, VA. From there we will hike to the Iron Mountain Trail, follow it to the AT, loop through Grayson Highlands and Mount Rogers, cross Whitetop Mountain, and follow the AT as it parallels the Whitetop Laurel Branch back to Straight Branch parking area. E-mail or call Vance Barron for a detailed itinerary with daily mileages and campsites. A bearproof food canister will be necessary. Be prepared for variable weather. R40.
Required Gear: Bear Cannister

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