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Altered Course

The lessons from past winter trips still hold true this year. Plan out your route then basically cut it in half if there's over a foot of snow on the ground. Chris and I decided on Grayson…

A view of Mount Rogers.

Mau Har(d)

The plan was hatched. My buddy Chris and I mapped out an 18.5 mile route starting at the Appalachian Trail junction with VA Route 56 year Tyro, VA that would take us up the AT, up Mau-Har Trail,…

View of The Priest from Three Ridges Summit

The Lion's Plateau

Every winter my buddy Chris, who also created a write-up about this trip, and I try to plan a multi-day route someplace where we get to see the white stuff. This year, our February trip found us…

Sunset off of Rocky Ridge Trail, Dolly Sods, West Virginia.

A New Sense of Cold

We knew that this one would be cold. Unlike last winter, 2013 has been presenting much more seasonable temperatures. Our intended route covered the entire Roan Highlands Crest but we knew we might…

The Appalachian Trail at the start of the Roan Crest.

Roan Crest

5 backpacking buddies, 1 shuttle ride to the trailhead, some whiskey, endless epic views, 1 tent with hundreds of tiny little ember holes, 3 days and 2 nights, 15 miles, lots of coffee, and lots…

Taking in the views at the top of Roan High Knob.