Virginia Triple Crown

In my search for big fastpacking loops around the valley, I discovered a 3 day, 37-ish mile backpacking loop north of Roanoke. I was immediately curious and intrigued. I wanted to see if this…

Looking back up the Catawba Valley after completing the Triple Crown.

Roan Highlands Recon

The intent was to do some reconnaissance of the Roan Highlands to check out routes for winter backpacking. And to spend some time catching up with backpacking buddies. I always like to get to know…

A view of the Black Mountain Crest.