Appalachian Trail Backpack in Virginia & Shenandoah NP, Class B/C, 48 miles

  • Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2023
  • Appalachian Trail in Virginia & Shenandoah NP


Join HL Joe Kiczek, 484-639-8824, jskiczek@verizon.netfor 4 days of backpacking on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in VA and Shenandoah NP.  We’ll do AT in VA Sections 4 & 5 and AT in Shenandoah NP Sections 1 & 2 for a total of approximately 48 miles. The hikes are from Ashby Gap, US Route 50 to Thornton Gap, US Route 211.

March 24th is a travel day and first night will be at an Airbnb arranged by Alan Alvarez for his group who will be hiking with us but not backpacking.  We will meet up with Alan each morning at nearby trail heads.

Day 1 will be 8.5 miles from Ashby Gap to Manassas Gap Shelter, Day 2 will be 14 miles to Tom Floyd Wayside Shelter, Day 3 will be 10.5 miles  to Gravel Springs Hut, Day 4 will be 11 miles to Beahms Gap Overlook. All mileage approximate.

We will carpool for travel and shuttle with Alan’s group at end of trip.

For the purpose of fixing the travel and lodging and other logistics, registration is required by February 27, 2023. Please call HL or Alan Alverez, 610-804-6577, to register for hike. Trip will be limited to 8 (10 if couples) including HLs. Further details will be provided at some later date once HLs know who has registered.

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