Mt. Rogers National Wilderness Area, VA
June 10 to June 17 (8 Days and 7 nights)
$250 pp Lodging only
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ABOUT THE TRIP
Join members of the Mid Hudson Chapter of ADK as we hike and explore the Southern section of the Appalachian Trail from Damascus to Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area (NRA) headquarters in VA. We will hike through Mt. Rogers NRA, Jefferson National Forest and Grayson Highland State Park. June is good month to see wild Rhododendron and other wild flowers and wild Ponies.
Our base will be a mountain top log cabin in a small mountain town, Two Sisters, 1447 Ripshin Road, Troutdale, VA 24378. Our home away from home has 3 bedrooms+den, three bathrooms and two kitchens and a wrap around porch. We will prepare our own meals, pot luck style. Sleeping quarters will be a mix of beds and bunk beds.
For more information contact Lalita Malik at (845) 592-0204 (H), (845) 724-5786, LalitaMalik@aol.com or Marsha Kramer (845) 298-7916, firstname.lastname@example.org
Damascus, Virginia, is a small town in the Blue Ridge Mountains, and is the gateway to the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (NRA). It is also called Trail Town, USA and it is an AT Community town. Residents are very friendly to hikers.
It is traversed by the Appalachian Trail, the Virginia Creeper Trail, the Trans-America National Bicycle Trail, the Iron Mountain Trail, the Daniel Boone Heritage Trail, the Crooked Road Musical Heritage Trail, Virginia’s Birding and Wildlife Trail, and lies within a short distance of hundreds of miles of other hiking, horse, and biking trails.
Located in southwest Virginia, the Mount Rogers National Recreation Area (NRA) is approximately 200,000 acres of National Forest land near Mount Rogers. The area features four Congressionally designated Wilderness areas; the Virginia Creeper Trail; the Mount Rogers Scenic Byway which traverses over 50 miles offering views of the National Recreation Area and open rural countryside; the 5000 acre Crest Zone featuring elevations over 4,000 feet, large rock formations, and a mixture of mountain balds and spruce-fir forests; a herd of wild, free-ranging ponies; and the highest elevated road in the state of Virginia leading to the summit of Whitetop Mountain.
Our hikes will take us over VA highest mountain Mt. Rogers 5729 ft, Whitetop, VA second highest peak 5520 ft. and. 4800 Pine Mountain, VA third highest mountain 5050 ft. We will also crest Stone Mt. 4800 ft., Iron Mt. 4200 ft. and a few more.
Check out these links for interactive map of the AT and more hikes in the area: