May is Mountain-to-Sea Trail (MST) Month! In honor of this, we'll do as many of our May hikes as possible along sections of the MST. Our second MST hike will be 8 miles from Jumpinoff Rock to Sheets Gap.
This section of trail features the Northwest Trading Post. This will make a good pitstop for our hike! This is a nice flat section of the MST, although it is lengthy. You'll appreciate the flat terrain if you grab a few goodies from the Trading Post!
The MST is always blazed with a white dot, and is trail number 440 on a US Forest Service Map. More information about this section of the trail is available from the FMST website: http://goo.gl/pYIY7z
A representative from FMST will join us on this hike. They'll share some information about the trail and what FMST does. We will also have some raffle tickets for sale with some pretty awesome prizes in support of MST month. Raffle tickets are cash only, so bring cash if this is something you might be interested in!
Note: this hike will require a shuttle. We'll meet at the Sheets Cemetery Parking Area (Blue Ridge Parkway MP268) at 1p. Half of the cars will head to the Jumpinoff Rock Parking area, and we'll leave half at the Cemetery.