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Jack Tarlin
01-24-2008, 19:07
After our hiker weekend in Duncannon, I may head into northern VA for a week or so before driving South.

What should I expect in the way of weather at this time of the year in the Shenandoah Valley or the Park?

Fannypack
01-24-2008, 20:21
After our hiker weekend in Duncannon, I may head into northern VA for a week or so before driving South.

What should I expect in the way of weather at this time of the year in the Shenandoah Valley or the Park?
driving South???
I usually hike President's Day w/e from Blackburn north & return to Blackburn and many times there is snow cover but the views are spectacular. You will see houses (close to the trail) that u never knew were there.


Check w/ ATC for water report.. water usually is scarce.
Usually you can always get water and stay at Blackburn ("bunkhouse").... Blackburn Overseer= Chris Brunton aka Trail Boss- trailbossbtc_at_msn.com , If you have questions call Chris at 703/924-0406.
I guess u can check will Queen Diva to see if Bears Den is open (I assume YES). http://www.bearsdencenter.org/ 540-554-8708 or [email protected]
SNP in winter: http://www.nps.gov/shen/planyourvisit/winter.htm (most of this applies to driving)
I see Hog On Ice gave u the 2007 Opening dates here:
http://www.whiteblaze.net/forum/archive/index.php/index.php?t-22444.html
I don't see the 2008 dates yet....See ya in Duncannon at the Doyle.

Jack Tarlin
01-24-2008, 20:25
Thanx FP, but if I do this, I'll likely start from Front Royal. See you soon.