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Backpacking Sky Meadows State Park, Virginia

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Aug 26 9:30AM - 4:00PM

Enjoy a late August weekend by backpacking through Northern Virginia's Sky Meadows State Park. Located on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains, this beautiful state park offers outstanding views of the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia Horse Country. After climbing to the crest of the Blue Ridge on the South and North Ridge trails, our backpacking route follows the Appalachian Trail south to our Saturday night campsite near the Dicks Dome shelter in the adjacent Thompson State Wildlife Management Area. On Sunday, we return north by way of the Appalachian Trail, before descending along the Ambassador Whitehouse and Piedmont Overlook trails. Total weekend backpacking distance: 14 miles, with only onesteady climb at the beginning of the trip. Meet at 9:30AM at the visitor center parking lot of Sky Meadows State Park. Park entrance fee: $5.For information about Sky Meadows State Park, please go to www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/sky-meadows. Limited to 12 participants. Leader: Glenn Gillis 571/217-4477.

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