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Big Schloss Rating:
By APPALACHIAN HIG , hiked on: 8/18/2012
IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL SUMMER DAY. ME AND MY SON AND OUR LAB TOOK THIS AMAZING ADVENTURE. WE STARTED AT WOLFSGAP CAMPSITE IN THE MORNING. THE HIKE WAS STEEP WITH A RAPID INCLINE IN ELEVATION. WHEN WE MADE IT TO THE TOP THE TRAIL RAN ALONG THE RIDGELINE. WE MADE IT TO A SPECTACULAR VEIW TO OUR RIGHT OF THE TRAIL WE COULD SEE THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND PAST MASSUNUTTEN AND SEEING THE ... more >>>

Sugarloaf Mountain Rating:
By Aaron Knowlson , hiked on: 8/3/2014
We took the white trail out of the parking lot, then the orange to the summit. Then we made our way to the blue trail and looped around the park via the yellow trail. Overall, a very nice hike with some nice views at the summit and some of the parking lot overlooks. The summit also has great rocks for sitting and eating snacks just wish the landscape was a little more visible! ... more >>>

Veach Gap Rating:
By appalachian hig , hiked on: 11/16/2013
QUIET AND PRISTINE FOREST ASLEEP UNDER THE STARLIT SKY WITH THE ONLY SOUND OF CLEAR MOUNTAIN STREAMS FALLING AND FLOWING THROUGH THE GAP ON THEIR JOURNEY TO THE BEAUTIFUL VALLEYS BELOW. IT'S ME ON ANOTHER ADVENTURE INTO THE MASSUNUTTEN BACK COUNTRY. IT'S STILL BEFORE DAYBREAK, BUT I STILL TREK ON SWITCHING MY GUN FROM ONE SHOULDER TO THE OTHER IN HOPES OF VENISON TO PUT IN MY F ... more >>>

Buzzard Rock Rating:
By Mark Forrest , hiked on: 4/13/2014
This is an awesome hike. The view is fantastic from Buzzard's Rock, as you peer almost straight down 800-900 feet. The wind blows strong and the trees are bent. There are several camping places further up the trail for those who want to make this an overnight trip. No water on the top of the mountain though. I highly recommend. I will be back with friends. I liked it tha ... more >>>

Kepler Overlook Rating:
By Ron , hiked on: 8/15/2014
Great hike. This is a fairly easy hike with multiple camping sites. There is a great camping site at the summit which I would probably camp out overnight in the future. This was my first solo hike and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Since it is very solitary you really absorb everything about it and appreciate it. It took about 90 mins to get to the top and about 1 hr to get back down ... more >>>

Little Devils Stairs Rating:
By , hiked on: 8/16/2014
This is an amazing hike for a 5+ mile, 2-1/2 hour loop. The hike up the waterfall is amazingly beautiful and fun. We hike all over the US and central Italy, and for its size, this is one of our favorites. We went on a Saturday - quite a few hikers out. No bear nor tick sightings. As experienced hikers, we found this a strenuous hike (tho' we took only one or two short wate ... more >>>

Old Rag Mountain Rating:
By Bryan , hiked on: 8/19/2014
Truly spectacular hike and one heck of a workout! I have done some hard hikes before but this one was VERY challenging. The switchbacks seem to never end going up first and the rock scramble is very challenging, but if you are in good shape then you will have the time of your life! The rock scramble is epic to say the least and once you get to the top the views are spectacul ... more >>>

 

Flora and Fauna of the Mid-Atlantic
Have you ever come across plants, flowers, or small critters and wondered what they are? Take a look at this comprehensive Mid-Atlantic flora/fauna site run by our good friend Mike. We often snap pics of plants and flowers to identify when we return from hiking.


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Xtreme Hike For Cystic Fibrosis
Have you ever considered an Xtreme benefit hike? Here is one happening at the Wintergreen Resort to benefit Cystic Fibrosis research. It is being sponsored by Geico and Devil’s Backbone Brewery and will consist of two distances, 12 and 28 miles. For more information checkout the link below or contact Martin


Ticks and Lyme Disease
The ticks start coming out in the Spring, with the summer months of June and July prime ticks season. Help protect yourself from Lyme Disease and make sure to take the proper precautions. Apply a repellent with 30%+ deet, and consider using a clothing repellent like Permathrin that kills ticks.

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Wild - by Cheryl Strayed

Partial review from Dwight Garner, The New York Times:
"“...Wild” recounts the months Ms. Strayed spent, during the summer of 1995, when she was 26, hiking alone on the Pacific Crest Trail from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington State..."
"...The clarity of Ms. Strayed’s prose, and thus of her person, makes her story, in its quiet way, nearly as riveting an adventure narrative as Jon Krakauer’s two “Into” books: those matey fraternal twins, “Into the Wild” and “Into Thin Air...”


A Walk For Sunshine - by Jef Alt

Amazon.com Review
Jeff Alt takes you along every step of his 2,160-mile Appalachian Trail adventure filled with humorous, frightening, and inspirational stories including, bears, bugs, blisters, skunk bedmates, and hilarious food cravings. As Alt walked on through freezing temperatures, driving rain, and sunny skies, he was constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy. Alt's adventure inspired an annual fundraiser which has raised over $150,000 for the Sunshine Home where his brother lives.


The Mid-Atlantic Hiker's Guide: West Virginia - by Michael V. Juskelis

Michael Juskelis’ dedication to the outdoors, as well as decades and many thousands of miles of hiking experience, is in evidence throughout his new guide to a selection of West Virginia’s most beautiful trails.

With 64 backpacking and day hikes this new West Virginia hiking guide is a must have for old-salt hikers looking for that new route, as well as the beginner trying to find an easier hike with gorgeous scenery.

  • Detailed reviews of the trails
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