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

Appalachian Trail

 
 
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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.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 38° 14.79′ N, 78° 41.66′ W. Marker is in Grottoes

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By Charles T. Harrell, August 9, 2011
2. Appalachian Trail Marker
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, Virginia, in Rockingham County. Marker is on Skyline Drive, on the left when traveling south. 1 mile NE of Dundo Campground. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elkton VA 22827, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured 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. 1½ miles away); Shenandoah’s Deer (approx. 2.1 miles away); Skyline Drive (approx. 2.1 miles away); Rekindling Nature (approx. 2.8 miles away); Escape Route (approx. 3.2 miles away); Port Republic (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Grottoes.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 437 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 11, 2011, by Charles T. Harrell of Woodford, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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