November 20, 2015 8:16 PM MST - Subscription purchasing, account maintenance, forum profile maintenance, new account registration, and forum posting have been disabled
as we prepare our databases for the final migration to our new server next week. Stay tuned here for more details.
Subscribe Contribute Advertise Facebook Twitter Instagram Forums Newsletter
Grayson Highlands over Easter
Display Avatars Sort By:
Joe Geib
(joegeib) - F

Locale: Delaware & Lehigh Valleys
Grayson Highlands over Easter on 01/04/2011 11:06:45 MST Print View

My wife and I are thinking about going to Southern VA over Easter (April 22-24), probably hitting up Grayson Highlands (so she can see the ponies), and Damascus (pre-Trail Days), and Mount Rogers.

Probably going to be a motel/hostel/cabin or car camp trip.

What should I expect as far as weather? and...

What good places should I try and check out?

Luke Schmidt
(Cameron) - MLife

Locale: The WOODS
Where to go on 01/05/2011 01:16:14 MST Print View

The Crest Trail and the AT make a loop through most of the really good areas. i would also hit the AT between Elk Garden adn Rhododendren Gap or at least the Gap to Mt. Rogers. On the thread following SUL with my Kid Brother I posted a more detailed list of my favorite areas and campsites for someone else with pictures of the good camping areas. Have fun. Might be to early for flowers but its always a great area.

Edit - I just noticed you said Easter. There will be some people there but its worth it. If you want a quiter campsite go over to the Crest Trail. Most of the crowds seem to come from the Massie Gap area at Grayson Highlands because it is the quickest way into the high country. Its also one of the most scenic so don't skip it.

Edited by Cameron on 01/05/2011 01:32:15 MST.