Appalachian Trail from Thornton Gap to Harper's Ferry

  • April 6, 2013 · 7:00 AM
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In October we hiked about 3/4 of the Appalachian Trail that passes through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. In April we will finish off the Northern District of the park and hike the rest of the way to Harper's Ferry in West Virginia. We're planning on doing this at a nice leisurely pace with our longest day being only 11.1 miles and a few five mile days thrown in as well. Highlights for the trip will include some beautiful vistas of the Shenandoah Piedmont, an overnight in Front Royal, the "Roller Coaster" section of the Appalachian Trail, a night at the Bears Den Trail Center, and historic Harper's Ferry (home of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy). We're planning on leaving the Nashville area early on the 6th and returning from Harper's Ferry late on the 17th. Although our dates are set, it is possible that our plans may change somewhat, so check back for updates.

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  • Peter

    Awesome hike!

    April 18, 2013

  • Cynthia O.

    Just isn't going to work out for me to go.

    April 3, 2013

    • Raymond M.

      BOO HOO!!!!! Now I have to ride all that way with a car full of guys?!

      April 4, 2013

  • Peter

    It won't be the same without you Cynthia! We'll miss you on this trip :(

    April 4, 2013

  • Peter

    We have 3 days before our first resupply

    April 1, 2013

  • Peter

    Weather is looking good so far. The rain is scheduled to move out Saturday and temps are rising. Looks like mid 60s high of 70 during the day and lows of 40 at night. Good hiking weather! Check weather for zip[masked]

    April 1, 2013

  • Peter

    Pack your warm gear!

    March 21, 2013

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