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    Default Grayson Highlands to Sugar Grove

    Looking to do a 5 day trip over Labor Day Weekend (Thur - Tue). Can anyone tell me what the current water conditions for this area is like?

    Thanks in advance for any info,

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    Contrary to the past couple of years there's good water.
    We get the occasional rain too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskrat0907 View Post
    Looking to do a 5 day trip over Labor Day Weekend (Thur - Tue). Can anyone tell me what the current water conditions for this area is like?

    Thanks in advance for any info,
    PLENTY of water there now

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    Thanks for the update. That make 1 less water bottle in my pack!

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    Default Well Watered

    Just did a fifty miler between Dickey Gap and Damascus (Aug 9-13) and all of the mapped springs were flowing well in addition to many unmapped seasonal seeps and streams along the trail. There is a hose at the Scales corral (treatment required), and the rest rooms at the Bear Tree day use area were back on line too (the showers were luke warm).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muskrat0907 View Post
    Looking to do a 5 day trip over Labor Day Weekend (Thur - Tue). Can anyone tell me what the current water conditions for this area is like?

    Thanks in advance for any info,
    Furthermore, we are expecting more rain. Just watch the weather reports and figure that, unless we suddenly find ourselves in a dry summer pattern, there is no way you could have water problems.--Kinnickinic
    You never know just what you can do until you realize you absolutely have to do it.
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    Thanks for the info. We had a friend just complete about 50-60 miles south of Bland VA and he was saying water was "ok", had some stretches were they didn't see any water (8 miles or so...) and the ridgelines were very dry. Certainly rain patterns can change things as well as some places just dry up rather quickly, but from these posts its sounds like we should be ok. Thanks a bunch !

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