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    Virginia Trip 27-29 Apr

    I'm considering busting out of DC this weekend for a quick two-nighter. Haven't decided on a place yet, but hopefully something less than 3-4 hours south of DC. I can probably leave DC around 3pm Friday and need to be back around dinner time on Sunday.

    Anyone wanna come along? Or just suggest a good place in the area?
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    I would possibly want to come along, but I won't have the car this weekend.
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    Big Schloss and Great North Mountain

    I wish you would have said something sooner, I would need some serious negotiating with management ( the wife ) to get out this weekend.
    Last year I did a two nighter on these trails. Lots of good water spots and not quite as crowded as SNP on the weekend. I camped at campsites near Big Scloss and the Gerhart Shelter. But I was on the ground. You could set up a hammock anywhere. Here are some links to where I got most of my info. If you are interested I could send you some of my maps that I made for the trip. You could also just look around on the site the links are on. It is pretty nice.

    http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/BigSchloss/

    http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/GerhardShelter/

    http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/LongMountain/

    http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/HalfmoonMountain/

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    That's a great website! Checking it out now...thanks for posting.
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    i'd sure like to join you but i'll be lucky to get away from work by around 5:00pm fri.
    and i haven't checked out other locations in va to know anything about the driving times... from DC or from winston-salem, nc.
    if you happen to decide on a place in my general direction, i may be able to hook up w/ you on sat.
    but if not, there will be other trips. ...tim
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    Three Ridges is looking pretty good. It's about 3 hours from you, just south of Charlottesville. It's a 14 mile loop, lots of it on the AT. Rated as strenuous but with great views.

    http://www.hikingupward.com/GWNF/Thr...images/Map.pdf

    I'm definitely not set on that, though - if you have somewhere else in mind, I'm all ears. Or eyes, I guess.
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    we'll touch base tomorrow. i'll check out a couple things.
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    If I can get picked up I would love to go. I may be able to get a ride from my wife, but I doubt she would be done with work. I am a bit out of shape, IMO, but I would be fine doing a strenuous if you don't mind waiting for me to rest at times.

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    well, for several reasons (family, stuff that needs to be done, etc), i'll have to skip this weekend.
    but looks like it should be a nice weekend. only a 30% chance of rain on fri, highs in the upper 70s, lows around 60°. but that's the forecast hear in W-S, nc.
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    I wouldn't be able to make it out to three ridges, but don't let that stop you from going there. I will probably just try to find something closer, or maybe I should finally renew my license this weekend.

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