|That's Bill in Grayson Highlands!|
Join us Columbus Day weekend, Oct. 11-14, 2013, at one of our favorite places in all of Virginia: Mount Rogers during peak foliage season!
Arrive at our cozy base camp in Grayson Highlands State Park Friday evening for a fun meal around the campfire.
Next morning we'll day hike up to mile-high Mount Rogers, tallest point in Virginia, along the Appalachian Trail through high mountain meadows where wild ponies roam free. This 9-mile hike is not as difficult as it sounds, since we are starting at such a high elevation to begin with! While the final ascent to the peak is a tree-covered, magical boreal forest, the scenery on the way up is absolutely stunning, many say the prettiest on the entire 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail.
On Sunday we'll take a shuttle up Whitetop to coast by bike 17 miles downhill on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Named for the train that had to make 25 switchbacks up the mountain (hence "Creeper"), we'll coast almost effortlessly under a canopy of fall foliage on this historic rail-to-trail. We'll end up at the annual Whitetop Mountain Molasses Festival, to watch molasses and apple butter being made, enjoy live music and a barbecue.
Monday morning we'll stretch our legs on an easy waterfall hike right from camp before heading home.
Meals around the campfire and some good old time mountain music complete this 3-day adventure along the Crooked Road, Virginia's Music Heritage Trail.
- Cost: $595, all inclusive of camping gear & fees, all meals, bike shuttle and rental
- A 20% deposit holds your spot.
- Email or call 305-240-0650