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Grottoes in Rockingham County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Appalachian Trail

 
 
Appalachian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
1. Appalachian Trail Marker
Inscription. You are standing next to the Appalachian Trail. Also called the A.T., this footpath stretches more than 2,100 miles across mountaintop and ridge from Maine to Georgia. You can see where the trail enters and exits each end of this overlook. The A.T. is recognized by white blazes painted on trees.

A hike of roughly two million steps straight ahead brings you to the A.T.’s southern end on Springer Mountain, Georgia, 860 miles away. Three million steps behind you leads 1,280 miles to the A.T.’s northern end atop Mt. Katahdin in Maine. Each year, about 150 “Thru-hikers” pass here as they trek the entire A.T.

Shenandoah national park hosts ninety-five miles of the A.T. The trail crosses Skyline Drive 28 times. (caption: Appalachian Trail uses blazes. Not on every tree, blazes are spaced at intervals along the entire length of the A.T. Double blazes, one over the other, describe a significant change in direction.
 
Location. 38° 14.79′ N, 78° 41.66′ W. Marker is in Grottoes, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. 1 mile NE of Dundo Campground. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured

Appalachian Trail Marker image. Click for full size.
By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
2. Appalachian Trail Marker
as the crow flies. Big Run Watershed (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Nature Without Us, For Us (approx. ¾ mile away); Civilian Conservation Corps (approx. 1.5 miles away); Shenandoah’s Deer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skyline Drive (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rekindling Nature (approx. 2.8 miles away); Port Republic (approx. 5.4 miles away); a different marker also named Port Republic (approx. 5.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Grottoes.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 346 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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