I am planning an easy, long-weekend, 32-mile hike on the Appalachian Trail from VA Hwy 42 (just north of Groseclose/Atkins) to Bland/Bastian/I-77.
Friday, August 20, 2010:
4:00 p.m. - Leave Nashville, drive to Atkins/Groseclose, arrive around 11:00 pm.
Night hike 2 miles to Knot Maul Branch Shelter from VA Hwy 42.
Hike 9 miles from Knot Maul Branch Shelter to Chestnut Knob Shelter above Burke's Garden aka "God's Thumbprint."
Hike 10 miles from Chestnut Knob Shelter to Jenkins Shelter
Hike 11 miles from Jenkins Shelter to Bastian/Bland, VA at I-77
Drive home to Nashville that evening.
Questions? If you'd like to go, please send me your email address and cell number. So far, about 4 hikers (including me) from Nashville plan to be in the group.
P.S. All participating hikers should choose "A" or "B" below!
A. I can carry 25 lbs minimum from the Group Leader's pack for him, or
B. I can only carry 10 lbs from his pack, but will buy him his post-hike dinner to make up for being such a slackard!