It’s 2020, and it’s clear to see that some of us avid hikers enjoy a good challenge! So, here you go. I’ve listed 20 hiking challenges that can be completed all within Virginia. Feel free to post updates as to your progress in the comments section of this […]
Backpacking With Fink
The only thing that equals my passion for backpacking is sharing it with others! From leading volunteer group backpacking trips to teaching free classes for newbies to sharing tips, tricks, and destination articles on virginiabackpacking.com, I'm here to help you enjoy your next hike!
Our McAfee Knob hiking challenge is now active! Complete the challenge to earn your patch. Hike to the top of McAfee Knob! Learn more!
If the characters of Harry Potter reflected backpacking personalities, what character would you be? There are a couple examples of camping in the Harry Potter movies including just prior to the Quidditch World Cup in The Goblet of Fire and also during The Deathly Hallows as Harry, Ron, […]
I apologize to all the true Harry Potter fans that are also backpackers that may have been disappointed by this. Maybe if there is enough interest I’ll actually create a real quiz!
So, you want to tackle Virginia’s Triple Crown? Just like backpacking, there is no one right way to do it and you have a decent number of options! We’ll walk you through a few of them so you can decide what’s best for you. Click each option to […]
The Backpacker Way This is our last installment in our series of trip options to hike Virginia’s Triple Crown and it focuses all on the backpacker! We stripped down the descriptions of the trail along the way so we could get more detailed about camping locations and mileage […]
The Trail Runner Way This is the first option we’re posting that will literally take you all the way from Dragon’s Tooth Parking Lot to the Andy Layne Trail Parking Lot. This includes the entire section of Appalachian Trail that connects Dragon’s Tooth to McAfee Knob to Tinker […]
The Hybrid Way The Hybrid Way combines a day hike up Dragon’s Tooth with an overnight hike from the McAfee Knob Parking Lot to the Andy Layne Trail Parking Lot. You can choose to break the two portions into separate trips or combine them into a 2 day […]
The Easiest Way Please note I didn’t state “The Easy Way”. No matter what option you decide to go with, all are considered strenuous. What makes this first option the easiest is that you can break each of the three key destinations into three separate day hikes to […]
A few years back my son and I had the opportunity to visit the highest point in three different states all within the same weekend. You can do it too and I’ll share how we did it! The states included West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It’s a short, […]