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 […]
Our McAfee Knob hiking challenge is now active! Complete the challenge to earn your patch. Hike to the top of McAfee Knob! Learn more!
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, […]
Our Triple Crown hiking challenge is now active! Complete the challenge to earn your patch. Hike Dragon’s Tooth, McAfee Knob, and Tinkers Cliff. Learn more!
Most backpackers these days treat their water in the backcountry through a few commonly known options. When I state “treat” their water what I mean is to make it potable or safe to drink. The most common option is to use a filter and there’s all kinds of […]
Someone recently asked me what the prices are for our hiking/backpacking trips. It’s a great question and one I probably need to do a better job communicating to others when we do post a trip. For the most part our trips are free but there are potential costs. […]