Jones Mountain Cabin Restoration to Cause Temporary Trail Closures in Shenandoah National Park
The restoration of Jones Mountain Cabin will result in its last set of temporary trail closures this week. Affected areas will be closed to hikers and backpackers as mules carry supplies in and out of the remote area the cabin is located in. The cabin is one of the popular cabins the PATC rents out, although it has been closed since Aug. 16 as repairs are being done to the structure for the first time since its initial restoration in 1969-71.
According to the NPS, areas affected include:
—The Graves Mill trailhead parking lot off Rt. 662;
—Graves Mill Trail from the parking lot off Rt. 662 to the intersection with Staunton River Trail;
—Staunton River Trail from its intersection with Graves Mill Trail to the intersection with McDaniel Hollow Trail;
—The entire McDaniel Hollow Trail;
—Jones Mountain Trail from its intersection with Jones Mountain Cabin Trail to the intersection with Staunton River Trail.
The temporary closures will be in place from 7 a.m. Monday, Oct. 29, to noon Friday, Nov. 2. This is the second closure resulting from the project, with the first taking place from Aug. 17 through Aug. 24 this summer. It is expected the cabin will again be available for the public to rent Nov. 3.
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