AT Hike - Garden Mountain to Poor Valley
Full Day Hike DATE: 09/13/2021 - 09/13/2021
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
This will be a 10.8 mile north to south one-way hike on the Appalachian Trail. The starting point will be at VA 623, Garden Mountain, at an elevation of 3880 feet, and end at VA 625, Poor Valley, at...
We will meet in the morning at Hardee's restaurant. The address for the Hardee's is 347 N. Main Street. The zip code is 24354.
The phone number for the Hardee's is (276) 783-6441.
We will be leaving the Hardee's for the trailheads at 8:00 AM sharp. Please arrive earlier for breakfast and instructions.
A nice hike along the ridge with many gradual ascents and descents until we hit Walker Gap and proceeded with a stiff climb to Chestnut Knob and a shelter. Took a lunch break at the shelter. The shelter was a rare four walled stome building.
After leaving the shelter we had a long gradual down hill hike to our car. There were many open spaces with some views as we hiked down hill.
We spent 6.25 hours on the trail.
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