I’ve been itching to get out for a longer hike, and here it is. Join me on a stretch of the Appalachian Trail called the Roller Coaster. Just take a look at the elevation map and the hills and the name says it all.
This is a 13.5-mile point-to-point hike from Rte 7 to Rte 50 (Snicker’s Gap to Ashby Gap). This is not a beginner’s hike. It’s 3500 vertical feet of steep up and down hills, mostly 300-400 foot climbs.
If you’d like to join me, let me know. The start time is negotiable, though I need to be back by around 5:30 pm. I’m looking to finish this hike somewhere between 4.5 – 6.5 hours (that’s about 2 – 3 mph, including rests).