This was the sixth hike overall on a quest to hike the entire Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail. Why then do we call it Hike 3.5? It’s complicated, but trust me that it makes sense. Having completed Shenandoah National Park, we now have a 54 mile portion of AT in Virginia that is north of SNP leading to Harper’s Ferry, West Virginia to complete and we have so far taken two day hikes to begin working on those miles. Yesterday’s hike was one of those. This fall we’ll continue southbound, entering central Virginia and going on a multi-day backpaking hike along the AT as it parallels the Blue Ridge Parkway.
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We’ve just returned from Hike 1.5 of our project to hike the entire length of the Appalachian Trail through Shenandoah National Park. This time, we brought along our sons, and went on a day hike that took us from Skyland to Big Meadows. We made great time on our hike, and had great fun on the way. The weather was perfect, and the company was excellent. See the photos here.