Time  7 hours 27 minutes

Coordinates 2177

Uploaded May 30, 2016

Recorded May 2016

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near Morning Star, Virginia (United States)

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Stage 79

Tour of the Appalachian Trail ( Appalachian Trail ), passing 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 the same to the federal government. It has a total area of 80,602 hectares (806 square kilometers), 40% of which is declared a protected natural area and is part of the "National Wilderness Preservation System".

A singularity of this immense national park is that you can travel by car following the famous Skyline Drive, magnificent road that follows the crests of the mountains of the park, for 169 kilometers, with continuous and spectacular viewpoints to the east and the west.

The Appalachian Trail also runs mainly through the high areas of this mountainous area, but far enough from the Skyline Drive to isolate its route from the tourist pressure. Even so, the AT intersects with the road in numerous points, which allows easy and comfortable access to the path, from the multiple existing parking lots.

The stage corresponds to section 7, according to the official distribution of sections of the Appalachian Trail in the state of Virginia, and begins at Thornton Gap, US 21 (located at mile 31.5 of Skyline Drive), up to Gravel Springs Gap (located at mile 17.7)

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Parking

Thorton Gap

Thorton Gap
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Sendero

Sendero
Intersection

Desvío desde el AT al Skyline, y sendero

Desvío desde el AT al Skyline, y sendero
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Sendero

Sendero
Picnic

Picnic Area

Picnic Area
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Sendero subiendo

Sendero subiendo
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Bosque tupido

Bosque tupido
panorama

Cima y vista

Cima y vista
Intersection

Cruce skyline hogback overlook

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Vista

Vista
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Vista

Vista
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Sendero por la cuerda

Sendero por la cuerda
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Bajada gradual

Bajada gradual
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Vista

Vista
Parking

Gravel Springs Gap

Gravel Springs Gap

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