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Backpacking Appalachian Trail 10/21/17

posted Aug 19, 2018, 2:35 PM by Calendar BSATroop46Va
Backpacked the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Part (AT Map 10).

Saturday - 7.2 miles heading south using map and compass to the Rock Spring Hut campsite.  Sunday - 3.1 miles from the Big Meadows Campground.

In two days we hiked 10.3 miles ranging in elevation from 2,900 feet to 3,837 feet (Stony Man Mountain - the highest elevation in the Shenandoah National Park). The two days of backpacking with many new Scouts offered a few challenges, but everyone managed well.

Saturday’s hike was a  bit ambitious and probably should have been shortened for the newer Scouts by starting them at the Stony Man Parking Area 1.6 miles further south. It was wonderful to see some of the Scouts who struggled on previous year’s hikes march right along and even be out in front this year.