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    Next week myself a coousin of mine are going to do 3 days in the Damascus area and we are still undecided on ending in Damascus or heading up and coming across Mount Rogers. We competely open to suggestion at this point, so any and all input is welcome. Thanks in advance.

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    I would recommend going through the Mount Rogers area. This is one of the most spectacular places in the southeast. Follow the trail from Damascus by mount Rogers and over to Wilburn Ridge. After reaching Wilburn Ridge, follow the signs to Massie Gap which is a good place to end your hike. If you wish, I believe Mt. Rogers Outfitters in Damascus can arrange a shuttle back to Damascus.

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    Check with Lone Wolf on shuttling and hiking options.







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    Quote Originally Posted by Blissful View Post
    Check with Lone Wolf on shuttling and hiking options.
    yes, thank you blissful, PM me and i'll set y'all up

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    I usually start section hikes at elevation, and end in a town. (if that's one of the options.) More downhill than up, and cold beer and a cheeseburger at the end. In other words, I'd start at Grayson and walk to Dot's.


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    In June we went from Atkins to Damascus in five days. Could start in the Grayson Highlands and go to Damacus. That would be agreat hike.

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    All good hikes should end at Dots.
    The trail is ever winding and the party moves every night.

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    I just got back from my hike around the Dermascus area lasr week. The view was amazing. We started in Hurricane Campground and finished at Beartree. We took the loop around and stopped at Wise shelter. The scenery is AMAZING!!! The best that I have ever seen! The top of Mount Rogers has no view FYI. It is surrounded with trees, by there is a gold emblem on a rock at the top. The kike around there was by far the best of my hiking career. I would go back if I had the chance!!! I would highly reccomend it and I wish you good luck in your hikes!
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    oh, it took us 4 days and we had water at all but one campsite, and it was deep enough to bathe in!!!
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    OK, next question: For heading to Damascus area around Columbus Day weekend possibly, is it best to car camp with 3-2 to 5 year old girls at Backbone Rock, Grayson Highlands, or ??

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    Quote Originally Posted by ki0eh View Post
    OK, next question: For heading to Damascus area around Columbus Day weekend possibly, is it best to car camp with 3-2 to 5 year old girls at Backbone Rock, Grayson Highlands, or ??
    Backbone Rock if not closed or at The Place hostel in town

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    Bear Tree is nice. Has a small lake for swimming. Located up the mountian on US 58 east of Damascus
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    Massie Gap to Damascus...amazing!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roots View Post
    Massie Gap to Damascus...amazing!!!
    The best the AT in the South has to offer.

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    Thank you all for your suggestions, we finished up yesterday and it was amazing. We started at the Scales and made our way to Damascus. I was born and raised down the road in Abingdon and it took me 37 years to see the most beautiful area within driving distance. Also hats off to the Mount Rogers Trail guys, awesome job on maintaining the trail and the shelters all looked great along the way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roots View Post
    Massie Gap to Damascus...amazing!!!
    How long is the hike from Massie Gap to Damascus? How's the elevation? Water sources? Anyone want to chime in on this? Roots? LW? Beuller?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    How long is the hike from Massie Gap to Damascus? How's the elevation? Water sources? Anyone want to chime in on this? Roots? LW? Beuller?
    about 30 miles, plenty of water, fairly easy hiking all the way to damascus especially if you take the creeper trail in the last 10 miles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    about 30 miles, plenty of water, fairly easy hiking all the way to damascus especially if you take the creeper trail in the last 10 miles
    I'm working on planning a fall hike for some time in mid-September. If I want to do this section, can you hook me up with a shuttle, LW? Where's a good place to park my car in Damascus? Sounds like a good section, so I'll definitely seriously consider this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hooch View Post
    I'm working on planning a fall hike for some time in mid-September. If I want to do this section, can you hook me up with a shuttle, LW? Where's a good place to park my car in Damascus? Sounds like a good section, so I'll definitely seriously consider this one.
    i'll shuttle you and you park at my house of course

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lone Wolf View Post
    i'll shuttle you and you park at my house of course
    Sweet. Sounds like a plan then. I'm going to go ahead and plan on doing that section then. I had thought about doing Devil Fork Gap back to Hot Springs. I was going to do that section back in July, but missed it in the confusion of my move to Charlotte. This section sounds good, can you PM me info on the Creeper or is there a good source for it on the web? I'll let you know what days as soon as I know for sure when I can get off from work to go. Thanx again, LW!
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