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Amphibious Landing Professional Review and Guide
"Along the border between Virginia and West Virginia, the knobs stand higher, the drafts run swifter, and the forests grow wilder than farther east. This walk weaves together ridgelines, distant vistas, and river gorges with abundant stream crossings. In the upper reaches of Ramseys Draft—a federally designated Wilderness area—backpackers will visit one of the last remaining stands of old-growth giant hemlocks on the East Coast. By linking together the trails in the Ramseys Draft Wilderness with 26.2-mile Wild Oak National Recreation Trail, this route creates a sustained journey in the high country of Central Virginia. Together, the trails form a lopsided figure-eight centered on the beautiful camping at Hiner Spring. You’ll begin by climbing the wet and wonderful Ramseys Draft with its innumerable crossings."
--Michael R. Martin, AMC's Best Backpacking in the Mid-Atlantic (Appalachian Mountain Club Books).
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