The Three Ridges Hike: One of Virginia’s Best Loop Hikes

Three Ridges Hike via the AT Logistical Page **We have added The Three Ridges Hike to our list of the Best Hikes in the Southern Appalachians. In fact, we feel confident that this will make our next revision of the Top Ten Hikes in The Southern Appalachians...but we'll chew on that for a while.** When …

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One, Two…Three Ridges

Three Ridges Hike Day II: Harper's Creek Shelter to Reid's Gap (and out!) **Note that none of these photos is doctored or enhanced in any way...this is exactly what we saw, just as we saw it.** During the night we thought we detected the faintest fall of rain, seeming to dampen our wishes for a …

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The Back Stairs: The Mau-Har Trail

Three Ridges Hike, Day One: Reid's Gap to Harper's Creek Shelter A drive of nearly an hour and half got us to the the trail head at Reid's Gap, which we found as expected to be already well populated with cars. It seemed overflowing already on this Friday morning; only when we returned would we …

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To The Last Ridge: The Three Ridges Loop Hike

The Three Ridges Loop Via the AT, One Of Virginia's Best Hikes With Patagonia fast approaching, we are faced with the dilemma of how best to prepare for the challenges in the little time that we have, especially with all the other commitments we have at the moment. We expect the hiking on Torres Del …

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Fall Is The Best Time For Hiking!

Prime Hiking Season is Underway! The heat of summer has finally gone and Sylvia and I can happily confirm that, while fall arrived a bit late to the mountains once again, this year the colors have been far better than the last two or three, and we managed to hit them far closer to peak. …

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Fall Hiking Season is Finally Here!

Fall is Officially Here and its Time to Hit the Trail! Fall is upon us. Of course, summer officially ended -- and Fall arrived -- on September 22nd. But here in the south, Fall don't arrive tell it dang ole feels like fall out. Pp until the last few days, it hasn't felt that way. …

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Top Ten Hikes in the Northern Appalachians

Our Ten Best Hikes in the Northern Half of the Appalachian Range Brian and Sylvia are based in North Carolina, and almost all of the Appalachian hikes you will see on these pages take place in the Southern arm of the range. This is our backyard and it is where we are currently exploring. However, …

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