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    Massanutten Mountains March Hang

    I am planning a weekend hang sometime during March in the Massanutten Mountains west of Front Royal, VA. The plan is to arrive on Friday night near the Signal Knob parking/Elizabeth Furnace Area and base camp there with day hikes on Saturday and Sunday.

    Map of campground here: http://www.fs.fed.us/outernet/r8/gwj...mpsite_map.pdf

    Saturday day hike: Hike north on Massanutten trail and then west on Tuscarora Trail back to the campground. Approx 9 miles.

    Sunday day hike: Hike south on Sherman Gap Trail and north on Tuscarora Trail back to campground. Approx 8.5 miles.

    I don't have the dates solidified yet but am hoping it is the last weekend in March (30-31 and the 1st of April).

    Interested??

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    I'm in!! I am in the tidewater area but go up there often. Also check out duncans knobs and stricklers knob hike. I was up there in novenber and it has some good area for hangin.
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    Depending on work surprising me last minute, I'm in.

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    I'm in. I'll put this on my work calendar today. I haven't been over to Massanutten in a while. Sounds perfect!

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    Count me in on this one!
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    here are some updated hiking routes:

    I have never been to the Massanutten area but these hikes look good. If anyone else has any suggests, I am all ears.

    Signal Knob/Meneka Peak Loop
    http://www.midatlantichikes.com/id84.html

    Shawl Gap/Sherman Gap Loop
    http://www.midatlantichikes.com/id83.html

    Let me know if the links don't work.

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    Have you checked out the hiking upward site for these hikes?
    Www.hikingupward.com
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    Wish I were closer! I grew up in the "Fort" and all this area is home to me. I don't get homesick much but................I do spend every November there still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HangFan View Post
    Wish I were closer! I grew up in the "Fort" and all this area is home to me. I don't get homesick much but................I do spend every November there still.
    Granddaughter moved up to Fort Valley from central Florida last year. You didn't happen to have Thanksgiving Dinner with a bunch of other folks from Florida by chance?
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HangFan View Post
    Wish I were closer! I grew up in the "Fort" and all this area is home to me. I don't get homesick much but................I do spend every November there still.
    Granddaughter moved up to Fort Valley from central Florida last year. You didn't happen to have Thanksgiving Dinner with a bunch of other folks from Florida by chance? Probably not or you would have noticed my hammock in the living room.
    Most of us end up poorer here but richer for being here. Olddog, Fulltime hammocker, 365 nights a year.

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