Grayson Highlands Hiking/bouldering w/Spectacular views & Mingling w/Wild Ponies

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http://appalachiantreks.blogspot.com/2010/02/grayson-highlands-state-park.html
Those of you who can, please Join us for a weekday trip to the Spectacular Grayson Highlands State Park in SW Virginia where we will have some great little hikes out to Buzzard Rock Overlook and take Massey Gap trail out across the highlands where the views are so spectacular, it's comparable to the Big Skys of Montana. Oh, and did I mention you'll prob get to see some wild ponies as well while hiking :).

The hiking is easy to moderate, with the ability to make it a little harder if you choose to climb the boulders for the even better views (which I highly recommend). Just need to bring a moderate amount of water since there is no shade in the hiking areas, be prepared for mild but rapidly changing weather possibilities (bring a coat or fleece in case drops into the 50-60 degree range in the highlands). Weather looks good though w/Sunny skies forecasted and only 20% chance of isolated showers!

You can meet us at the park if you choose, otherwise the rally point will be Food City parking lot in Elizabethton, TN where we will gather and Car pool as much as possible. Driver's please comment that you don't mind to drive and anyone hitching a ride PLEASE donate a little gas money if possible, thanks!

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  • Kristy

    Great meeting everyone! Turned out to be a beautiful day.

    1 · August 29, 2013

  • Kristy

    Haha! I just did this hike a few weeks ago but fog rolled in and we couldn't see anything. So happy to hike this one again. The trail is rocky so anyone coming be sure to wear good shoes. Anyone who has been to the Black Hills area of SD. This area is very similar. I may just meet you at the trailhead (Massey Gap correct?). I'll reply here early in the morning if I am going to meet you there. Otherwise I'll meet everyone at Food City.

    August 28, 2013

    • Kristy

      Thanks Brent! I'll meet everyone at the trail head this morning.

      August 29, 2013

    • Brent D.

      We are eating in Damascus now. Should be back on road in 10-15

      August 29, 2013

  • Brent D.

    I will be about 10 min late. Waiting for my plus one to arrive at my place. Only live 8 min away.

    August 29, 2013

  • Amanda B.

    Can we do this on a weekend sometime? I have class all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays, but I would really like to do this.

    August 27, 2013

    • Brent D.

      However I would like to also go in winter time so I'll prob plan that too down the road on a weekend

      3 · August 27, 2013

    • Amanda B.

      Perfect! Ill look into making another event or just waiting. Either way! Thanks :)

      1 · August 27, 2013

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