Originally Posted by Living the Highlife
Based on what I put in google maps, it looks like the second lat/long is off the AT. maybe I'm confused by I thought the hike was on the AT? just curious.
Yes, it is likely that the coordinates are off a bit. When Gordon first posted coordinates, he said as much. And since my coordinates come from Google, they're bound to be only a bit better.
The important info is that the meeting place is at the parking area at the foot bridge that the AT crosses the James River on Rt 130. Beyond that, the proposal was to camp by the river on Friday night and at a scenic spot approximately 3 miles north on the AT from the parking area after that.
I did a Google scan and found a likely ridge/cliff about 3 miles up the trail. The ridge looks like it's 100 yards off the AT. Since I've never been up there, I'm planning to go out tomorrow morning and scout out the areas by the river and on the mountain. I plan to mark out a couple of sites in each area that will accommodate 10 hangers each.
Does that help?