May 23, 2024

White Blaze Trail Daze Part 9: Thornton River Trail to Gravel Springs (Day Hike, 9.5 Miles, Strenuous)

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Saturday, 02/24/2018

8:00 am - 8:00 pm

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I have modified this hike and the next one to reflect changes due to road closure on the last hike.

This 9.5 mile strenuous hike will continue our trek northward on the AT.  There is 1000 feet of ascent and 2000 feet of descent on this hike.  This will be a shuttle hike and will require you to walk a sustained 2 mph for the full 9 miles.  Because of the length of the hike and the short days  we will leave the meeting place at 8:00 am.  We will leave cars at Gravel Springs (MP17.8) and start at Thornton River (25.3).

The return time is approximate.  If you have plans that require you to be back in Richmond at a specific time, please communicate this prior to carpooling with someone, or consider choosing a different hike. 

Optional stop for dinner on the way back if there is interest.

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