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    Jeff Skinner completed Doughton Park Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner saved Ivestor Gap Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner saved Sam Knob Trail

    about 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner added Riprap

    about 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner added Wx

    about 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Mount Rogers Spur

    over 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Mount Rogers Spur

    over 2 years ago

    I enjoy this area a lot. I recently hiked this area in February and I'll let you know it was exactly what the warning signs say, the weather can change drastically quickly. If you go to this area in winter or early spring please prepare for that. We actually saw some hikers heading up late in the afternoon with not a lot of protection or gear. We warned them of how cold it will get and when the sun goes down it will be a tot a lly different scene. We hope they heeded our earning and got back down to Massie gap before sun down.

    Jeff Skinner added Track - Mar 15, 12:34 PM

    over 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner added Mt rogers Peak

    over 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner saved Mount Rogers Trail

    over 2 years ago

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Grayson Highlands State Park

    almost 3 years ago

    I did a night hike in from Massie Gap [backpackers parking lot] up the AT to Rhododendron Gap. Camped overnight at R. Gap where there are several campsites scattered around south of the AT and north of the Crest trail. The next morning I took the Crest trail down to Scales then stayed on the Scales trail until it intersected with the AT. After that I hiked along the AT past the Wise shelter down to the AT Spur which takes you back to the parking lot. Overall loop mileage is around 10.5 miles. Beautiful views! Highly recommend it.

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Scales Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    I took the Scales Trail from the Crest Trail down to where it intersects with the AT. The trail is pretty rocky at times but a nice hike.

    Jeff Skinner added Grayson Highlands-Mt Rogers

    almost 3 years ago

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Bluff Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    A nice trail skirting the Blue Ridge Parkway from Flat Rock Ridge up to Bluff Mtn peak. Mostly forested but some open areas for views down into the valley below. You can access the trail from the Blue Ridge Parkway at around MM 240 and 245 or so. There's a lookout area at both MM's. The trail from MM 240 up to Bluff Mtn peak is steep so be prepared for that. Once you are up on the peak it is a beautiful view. Well worth the heart pumping hike.

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Bluff Ridge Primitive Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    This trail is very strenuous and I only completed the downhill route from Bluff Mtn down to Grassy Gap Fire road. The descent is steep and we almost were at a jog going down most of the way. It is brown blazed and blazes are sparse but you will find them. Trekking poles saved me on this trail. By the end of it my knees were very sore but once completed the aches and pains were gone. A fun trail but definitely not for a novice.

    Jeff Skinner completed Bluff Ridge Primitive Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Flat Rock Ridge Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    I hiked the Flat Rock Ridge trail and the Bluff Mountain trail ending with the Bluff Ridge Primitive trail. Both Flat Rock Ridge and Bluff Mtn trails have good elevation gains. Some switch-backs are peppered around to help with the steep gains. It is a great trail though. You are mostly taking the ridge line up to the Blue Ridge Parkway if you start down at the trailhead on Long Bottom Rd. Once you get to the stop of Flat Rock Knob you get a great view across the way to Bluff Mountain. A great spot to stop and have lunch. The trail is not well traveled but easy to follow as it is well blazed. Flat Rock Ridge trail has a blue blaze while Bluff Mountain trail is Yellow blazed.

    The Bluff Ridge Primitive trail is very strenuous. The trail goes down a steep ridge from Bluff Mountain shelter to the primitive campground off Grassy Gap Fire rd. This is known to be a "knee buster" trail. It is very steep and no switch backs to help with the elevation loss. Be sure you are up to the task for this trail. The primitive trail is brown blazed.

    Jeff Skinner completed Flat Rock Ridge Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jeff Skinner completed Bluff Mountain Trail

    almost 3 years ago

    Jeff Skinner added Doughton Park loop

    almost 3 years ago

    Jeff Skinner completed Grandfather Mountain Trail

    about 3 years ago

    Jeff Skinner reviewed Virginia Creeper National Recreational Trail

    about 3 years ago

    I've biked from Whitetop down to Damascus and from Abingdon up to Damascus. I've never completed the full trail from Abingdon to Whitetop though. Something on my bucket list. The trail is a wonderful trail for all ages to bike down from Whitetop to Damascus. The gentle decline and many trestles make it a great day trip. Be sure to stop in Taylors Valley to eat some lunch at the Creeper Trail Cafe. When biking up from Abingdon to Damascus it's also a gentle slope but you will need to peddle most of the way, not a strenuous peddle though. Overall a very nice trail. We like to visit it at least once a year.

    Jeff Skinner added Family Hikes

    about 3 years ago