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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.
    ColganWilson

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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!
    Last edited by uncle_ray_ray; 01-26-2012 at 12:29.

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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
    ColganWilson

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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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    Going to bump this thread since there is a few hangers interested who hasn't found this. Also, I'm in! Will be my first trip with my gear that I'm still getting together.

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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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