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Difficult Backpack on the Three Ridges!

The Basics:
Event Type:Hike
Event Location: Blue Ridge Parkway, VA (37.90146 -78.98526)
Date(s) & Time:Fri, Oct 7 2011  2:00 pm  (Carpool Departure: 2:00 pm   *log in for location*)
Registration Opens: Sat, Sep 17 2011 12:00 am
Registration Cut Off: Sat, Oct 1 2011 12:59 pm
Event Duration:2 days
Difficulty Rating:D5: Difficult
Event Organizer(s):
Carrie Graff
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Member Cost:None

Participant Info:
Who's Invited: Members Only, 18 And Older Only
Maximum Group Size:6
Minimum Group Size:4
Number Registered So Far: 6 / 0 (To see who's signed up, log in to the Member Area)
Are Dogs Permitted: Yes

On Friday, we will meet at the Vienna Metro and carpool to the trail head. From the trail head we will either hike one mile up the ridge and camp on the ridge in a wooded forest or we will continue another mile to the Maupin Field Shelter where there is ample room for us to set up our tents. The next day we will climb the AT and up over several ridges with amazing views. As we descend the AT we will come upon the Harpers Creek Shelter taking a right onto the Maur-Har trail continuing for another few miles to campsite number 2. Milage on Day 2 will be between 7 and 8 miles. On Sunday, we will hike out the last 4 or 5 miles along a beautiful stream passing our campsite from the first night and up the ridge to our cars.

Required Items to Bring:
Tent, sleeping bag, food, cookware, headlamp, rain gear, backpack, boots, etc.
Recommended Items to Bring:
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How to Get There:
Event Directions:1. Take the ramp onto I-66 W 2. Take exit 1A on the left to merge onto I-81 3. Take exit 221 to merge onto I-64 E toward Richmond 4. Take exit 96 for VA-624 toward Waynesboro/Lyndhurst 5. Turn right onto S Delphine Ave/State Route 624 (Continue to follow State Route 624) 6. Continue onto Mt. Torry Rd 7. Slight left onto Mt. Torrey Rd/state Route 664 8. Turn left onto Reeds Gap Rd/State Route 664 9. Turn right onto Beech Grove Rd/State Route 664
Carpool to Event Distance (round trip):0Mile(s)
Carpool Departure Time: 2:00 pm
Carpool Location:   Log in for location
Carpool Directions:   Log in for directions

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