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Wild Ponies, Hiker Hunger, and the Beauty of Virginia

Wild Ponies, Hiker Hunger, and the Beauty of Virginia

My sixth week will provide a lifetime of memories for me. Many big firsts as I hit Virginia: Damascus, Grayson Highlands, wild ponies, unique landscapes, true hiker hunger, and a

Mar 31, 2019 : JC Van Etten
Five Weeks on the Trail; Virginia, Here I Come

Five Weeks on the Trail; Virginia, Here I Come

What have I learned... Miles are coming easier and faster, but it’s smiles not miles. I’m still excited to see what’s around every turn. I look less at my map...

Mar 25, 2019 : JC Van Etten
How to Section Hike Virginia V:  Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

How to Section Hike Virginia V: Front Royal to Harpers Ferry

Distance: 55 miles Terrain type: Woodland trails and some open fields. A choppy mix of short climbs and descents through much of the section. Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or

Feb 7, 2019 : Ken Nail
Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

Court Quotes Lorax in Rejecting Pipeline that Would Cross AT in Virginia

A federal court has rejected permits for a natural gas pipeline that would cross two national forests and the Appalachian Trail in Virginia, saying that the US Forest Service bowed...

Dec 15, 2018 : The Editors
How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

How to Section Hike Virginia IV: Waynesboro to Front Royal (Shenandoah National Park)

Distance: 108 miles Terrain type: A mixture of woodland trails and ridges, with a relatively consistent elevation profile Difficulty: Easy to moderate Best seasons: Spring or fall Start: US 522

Nov 29, 2018 : Ken Nail
Keeping Motivated in Tough Times – Southern Virginia

Keeping Motivated in Tough Times – Southern Virginia

Southern Virginia (Oct. 16 - Oct. 21) 86 miles, six days (Atkins to Damascus) Day 111: Mile 1,645 I left off the last post checking into the Atkins Comfort Inn....

Nov 18, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
The Virginia Blues Aren’t so Blue for SOBOs

The Virginia Blues Aren’t so Blue for SOBOs

Every thru-hiker has heard of the Virginia Blues---that time when a NOBO has been walking for long enough that the "honeymoon" feeling is gone, and the miles just seem to...

Nov 17, 2018 : Allison DiVerde
Central Virginia – Fun and Cold, Not Cold Fun

Central Virginia – Fun and Cold, Not Cold Fun

Central Virginia (Oct. 4 - Oct. 16) 249 miles, 13 days (Glasgow to Atkins) Southern Virginia started out promising but made me question my sanity, and, more to the point,...

Nov 5, 2018 : Jenni Thompson
Putting Up Bigger Miles in Virginia

Putting Up Bigger Miles in Virginia

I have now hiked over 1,300 miles and I’ve made it through PA, MD, WV, and I’m well into Virginia. I’ve lost track of how many bears I’ve seen, but...

Nov 4, 2018 : Paul Monsen
Central Virginia: Embracing the Cold

Central Virginia: Embracing the Cold

The cold temperatures have been a swift kick in the butt after a summer of near-perfect weather during my thru-hike. These are my strategies for adapting. Lean on the tramily...

Nov 2, 2018 : K M