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    Planning a 2 or 3 day hike into Damascus for trail days.Any suggestions?

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    Massie Gap or VA 603/Fox Creek south to Damascus
    40 miles or 30 miles
    Last edited by Lone Wolf; 01-13-2008 at 14:25.

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    Thanks Lone Wolf for the great suggestion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L. Wolf View Post
    Massie Gap or VA 603/Fox Creek south to Damascus
    40 miles or 30 miles
    Roots and myself have always loved the Grayson Highlands area,this is an excellent choice. It looks like we can park at The Grayson Highlands State Park and start our hike from there.

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    Go with Wolf's suggestion, best hike heading into Damascus!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Almost There View Post
    Go with Wolf's suggestion, best hike heading into Damascus!
    This is what Gungho and I are going to do. We've been wanting to do this part of the trail for a few years now and haven't been able to get back that way to do it. We're really excited about it. Thanks for the suggestions...we knew you wouldn't let us down LW.
    HAPPY TRAILS TO ALL AND TO ALL A GOOD HIKE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gungho View Post
    Planning a 2 or 3 day hike into Damascus for trail days.Any suggestions?
    If you want to join up for the Hardcore event. You can start out at Dennis Cove or Watauga Lake to Damascus, then come back to Dennis Cove for Hardcore. Great section, and free return shuttle. Then the enjoyment of working on the trail. Even get a nice patch.

    If you decide to go sobo, I can only think of Graysons or Whitetop into town.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buliwyf View Post
    If you want to join up for the Hardcore event. You can start out at Dennis Cove or Watauga Lake to Damascus, then come back to Dennis Cove for Hardcore. Great section, and free return shuttle. Then the enjoyment of working on the trail. Even get a nice patch.

    If you decide to go sobo, I can only think of Graysons or Whitetop into town.
    That's definetly something to consider. thanks for the input

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    stick to the SOBO hike into Damascus. it's 10 times more scenic.

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    Trust Wolf on this. This is his backyard. The stretch just north of Damascus is much prettier than the stretch south. Plus, if you start north of town and walk back, your last day of hiking is essentially flat or downhill almost the entire day. This stretch of Trail absolutely works better if you're hiking Southbound.

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    [quote=Jack Tarlin;501095]Trust Wolf on this. This is his backyard. The stretch just north of Damascus is much prettier than the stretch south. Plus, if you start north of town and walk back, your last day of hiking is essentially flat or downhill almost the entire day. This stretch of Trail absolutely works better if you're hiking Southbound.[/quote

    I totally agree,I knew Lone Wolf would come threw for me. I cannot wait to experience that section of the AT.

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