by Bill and Mary Burnham (Falcon Guides)
© 2013 Bill and Mary Burnham/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.
Wild horses (& a couple nasty ones). Beautiful hike. Camp at The Scales. Love SW Virginia. Gods country.
This was my first A.T. section hike and i am glad i picked this section. Drove six hours and it was worth it. Many steep climbs and descends, do not recommend unless prepared for a challenge. Many good areas to camp if cannot make the shelters. Camping at hurricane camp is a must, great scenery and the host was very helpful. Trail guide suggest a 7 day period. Can be down in five, but any sooner could be a struggle. Do NOT pack more than 25 pounds if possible.
This is a very scenic trail. I recommend it to anyone. Enjoy!
Great intro to the AT. We walked southbound. Started with a Hydrangea forest, hardwoods to softwoods to bare knobs. Wild horses. beautiful views. Would highly recommend this section through the Jefferson Wilderness, Grayson Highlands and Rogers Mt State Park.
Great Hike. Did this trail with a couple of 30+ year old guys and a grandpaw (70). Tough hike for the old timer but he managed. Diverse terrain. The Mount Rogers highland area was spectacular with wide open meadows, wild ponies and great views. Worth the struggle of Mount Rogers itself.
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