Sat, Feb 29

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Massanutten

Hike: Third and Fourth Mtns., Massanutten Mtns., VA

In what may be new territory for many Capital hikers, we make one of our relatively rare trips to the southern half of the Massanuttens today.

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Time & Location

Feb 29, 2020, 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

Massanutten, Massanutten, VA, USA

About the Event

$26. Long hike: 9½ mi., 2600 ft. ascent/descent. Medium hike: 8½ mi., 2400 ft. ascent/descent. Short hike: 5½ mi., 1400 ft. ascent/descent.

Starting in the Shenandoah Valley on the west side of the range, we trek south from Fridley Gap on the Massanutten South Trail to a spectacular overlook. After ogling its view, short hikers retrace their steps. Others continue on the Massanutten South Trail, turn north on a fire road to the Fridley Gap Trail, and then left to follow the trail over the ridge of Third Mtn. Long hikers troop further on an unmarked side trail along a babbling mountain run. 

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