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New Meetup: Roaring Plains Canyon Rim

From: Jim N.
Sent on: Saturday, December 11, 2010 12:41 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Washington Backpackers Meetup Group!

What: Roaring Plains Canyon Rim

When: Saturday, January 29,[masked]:00 PM

Price: $1.00 per person

Where: Centreville Park & Ride Lot
14700 Lee Highway
Centreville, VA 20120

Off we go to enjoy one of the best vistas in the Mid-Atlantic at the Canyon Rim of Roaring Plains! We did the work to open the trail again this summer, so now we get to enjoy the fruits of our labor, enjoying views 70 miles to the east (able to see Shenandoah National Park if the sky is clear!) from the Continental Divide! If there is a problem with access due to heavy snow, we will go in via Flatrock Run Trail. If it is ok to drive in (and back out), we will start at the Dolly Sods side which will amount to only a 2000' change in elevation total over 8 to 13 miles depending on snow depth. This will be an 8-14 mile trip with a total elevation gain of 3500' from Flatrock Run, again depending on snow depth. Who knows what the weather will bring by then, but will start to pay attention about a week before the meetup. This is true wilderness, so get your game face on and here is a pic from one of last winter's trips to get you in the mood! So get ready to enjoy the best time of the year for backpacking in another fab/fav spot!

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