AT Hike - Dickey Gap to VA 601 - 10 mile
Full Day Hike DATE: 07/12/2021 - 07/12/2021
Trip/Event Location: Marion, VA
Trip Leader(s): dnaturist
Max # People: 8
Trip Guiding / Event Fee: No, I will not be asking participants for money
Difficulty Level: Moderate to Strenuous
This hike will be a one-way hike that will require an auto shuttle. We will be leaving cars at VA 601 (the end of the hike) and driving to Dickey Gap where the hike will begin. There is parking at...
We shall be meeting at the Hardee's Restaurant in Marion on the morning of the hike. It is located at 347 N. Main Street, zip code 24354. The phone number for the Hardee's is (276) 783-6441.
We shall be leaving the Hardee's for the trail heads at 9:00 AM sharp. Please plan on arriving earlier for instructions and possibly breakfast.
Two of us did this moderate hike over the course of the day. We took our time as we meandered through the thick forest. Not many expansive views on the hike. The cross in the photo was an informational sign the said " View of Rye Valley".
The views within the forest were quite nice, as there very little underbrush due to the thick canopy. We came across a lone deer. A young buck. He was not frightened by us as we walked within 20 feet of him. He stared at us and we stared at him. That was a first for me. Too bad my camera was buried in my backpack.
There were white mountain laurel blooming as well as white rhododendren.
A good day!
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