Time  7 hours 23 minutes

Coordinates 2166

Uploaded May 29, 2016

Recorded May 2016

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3,825 f
2,963 f
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3.6
7.3
14.59 mi

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near Upper Pocosin, Virginia (United States)

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Stage 77

⇐ Link to the previous stage: 76 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Section 11.1 and 10.2 - Shenandoah National Park - Smith Roach Gap to Lewis Mountain Cabins
⇒ Link to the next stage: 78 - APPALACHIAN TRAIL - VIRGINIA - Sections 9.1 and 8 - Shenandoah National Park - From Hawksbill Lower Gap to Thorton Gap

Tour of the Appalachian Trail ( Appalachian Trail ), as it passes through the state of Virginia (United States), from south to north, inside the Shenandoah National Park.

The Shenandoah National Park is one of the great American national parks. Created in 1935 from the expropriation of agricultural and livestock land by the state of Virginia, and subsequent donation of them to the federal government. It has a total area of 80,602 hectares (806 square kilometers), 40% of which is declared a protected natural space and is part of the National Wilderness Preservation System.

A singularity of this immense national park is that it can be traveled by car following the well-known Skyline Drive, a magnificent road that follows the mountain ridges of the park, for 169 kilometers, with continuous and spectacular viewpoints to the east and west.

The Appalachian Trail also runs primarily through the highlands of this mountainous area, but far enough from the Skyline Drive to isolate its route from tourist pressure. Even so, the AT intersects with the road at numerous points, allowing easy and convenient access to the trail, from the many existing parking lots.

The stage corresponds to sections 10.1 and 9.2, according to the official distribution of sections of the Appalachian Trail in the state of Virginia, and begins at Lewis Mountain Cabins (located at mile 57.1 of the Skyline Drive), to Hawksbill Lower Gap (located at mile 45.6).

DESCRIPTIVE TEXT AND PROVISIONAL PHOTOS
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Refuge

Lewis Mountain Cabins

Lewis Mountain Cabins
Photo

Subida

Subida
Summit

Cima y vistas

Cima y vistas
Photo

Sendero empedrado

Sendero empedrado
Summit

Cima

Cima
panorama

Sendero

Sendero
panorama

Sendero y rocas

Sendero y rocas
panorama

Vista

Vista
Camping

Picnic area

Picnic area
panorama

Vista

Vista
panorama

Sendero y vista

Sendero y vista
panorama

Vista

Vista
panorama

Acantilado

Acantilado
Geocaching

Trabajo en piedra

Trabajo en piedra
Shelter

Shelter

Shelter
Geocaching

Pedrera

Pedrera
panorama

Fin hawksbill lower gap

Fin hawksbill lower gap

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