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      Backpack: Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area (“Crest Zone”) June 8-9 in Knoxville


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      June 8, 2019

      Saturday   8:00 AM

      1600 Phillip Fulmer Way
      Knoxville, Tennessee 37996

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      Backpack: Mt. Rogers National Recreation Area (“Crest Zone”) June 8-9

      The Mt. Rogers NRA and adjacent Grayson Highlands State Park, in southwest Virginia, make for one of the most scenic backpacking areas in the southeast, with huge open grassy meadows fringed by spruce trees and rhododendron bushes, usually flowering in June. Portions actually look like the western US. Views of the wild ponies are almost guaranteed in the State Park. We're doing a new campsite from the past several years, starting at the Grayson Highlands State Park trailhead and hiking to Wilburn Ridge and then down to an off-trail campsite below Wilburn Ridge. Backpacking hiking mileage from the trailhead to camp is around 3.5 miles and the backpack is rated easy.

      Must preregister with Will Skelton at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for meeting time and location.

      https://www.sierraclub.org/tennessee/harvey-broome/outings

      Categories: Outdoors & Recreation

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