Mount Rogers Backpack

DATE: May 27, 2017 Saturday
END DATE: May 29, 2017 Monday

Trip/Event Location: Troutdale VA

Trip Leader(s)

Norfolk, VA United States,

Washington, DC United States

Meeting Time: 9:00 AM

Max # People: 6

Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money

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Region: South Atlantic

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Be Prepared: Please be prepared to be self-sufficient. Have your own provisions such as first aid kit, food, water, extra clothing for unplanned weather, etc. Have your EMERGENCY CONTACT SHEET completed and in your backpack; it may save your life, and help reach someone who greatly cares!
Pace: There may be activities when the group is either slower or faster than your current ability. Please know that because this is a group activity, it's hard to accommodate everyone's pace perfectly. Our desire is not to leave anyone, however there have been times when it is in the best interest of all to split up. Please do your part by knowing your own abilities, communicating with the organizer head of time if you would like to start early and have us catch up or fine with finishing on your own.

Come and join us for a 2-night backpack in the Mt. Rogers area. It'll be 16-17 mile moderate hike in highlands of Virginia with a good chance to see blooming mount laurel and flame azaleas as well as wild ponies (bring some carrots or almonds and they'll eat from your hands). We'll meet at 9:00 am at Grindstone Campground where we'll leave our vehicles ($3.00/night) and we expect to be back there Monday by noon. In case you need/prefer to stay in the area for the night of 5/26, the campground is an option (it'll be a holiday weekend - reservation recommended).


Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

From Marion, VA, take exit 45 to Highway 16 South. Continue for 17 miles, then turn right onto Highway 603. After 6 miles turn left into the Grindstone Campground entrance.




Trip Leader(s)


Outdoor Fitness Level: Moderate to Strenuous

Norfolk, VA

United States

Outdoor Fitness Level: Strenuous

Washington, DC

United States

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