Trip report

AT Hike - Massie Gap to VA 601

Full Day Hike DATE: 09/28/2021 - 09/28/2021

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 12.8 mile hike will begin at a spur trail, of 0.3 miles, from the the Massie Gap (5000 feet) parking area to the AT where we will turn south. We shall cross a fence marking the boundry of the

Driving directions to the location and spot to meet at:

We will be meeting at the Hardee's restaurant in Marion, Va. The address for the Hardee's is 347 North Main Street. The telephone number for the hardee's is (276) 783-6441. The zip code is 24354.


We will be leaving the Hardee's at 8:00 AM sharp for the trailheads. Please plan on arriving earlier for breakfast and instructions.



Trip Report/Photos
Featured Photo

This hike was a little more difficult than I thought. Lovely views from the many balds and crest lines, but also rocky. About one mile into the hike we had some bolder hopping for about one mile. From there the trail was very rocky and rooty. At about mile six we got some nice smooth trail. The last five miles we also rocky.


In the morning we had nice cool temperatures but also high winds onthe balds. Much of the hike was in Grayson State Park, which is famous for the wild ponies. Several times on this hike we ran into ponies.


We also managed to easily get through the rock formation known as "Fat Man Sqeeze".

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