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March 23, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 3 – Pass Mountain Hut to Stony Man Mountain

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 3 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 46 of them. Difficulty: 6 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (Northern Shenandoah National Park AT score)

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancy or the Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park (2012 – 14th edition) I can’t over-recommend carrying a trail map and guide while backpacking, it will help [...]

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March 22, 2018

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah NP – Day 2 – Gravel Springs Hut to Pass Mountain Hut

Appalachian Trail – Shenandoah National Park – northern half – Backpacking Day 2 Type: One way Hours: Open 24 hours

Distance: There are 101 miles of the Appalachian Trail in Shenandoah National Park.  We did the northern 50 of them. Difficulty: 6 of 10. Total score: 10 of 10 (Northern Shenandoah National Park AT score)

Resource – Appalachian Trail Guide to Maryland and Northern Virginia – 2008 Edition – Appalachian Trail Conservancyor the Appalachian Trail Guide to Shenandoah National Park (2012 – 14th edition) I can’t over-recommend carrying a trail map and guide while backpacking, it will help [...]

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August 9, 2017

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – Medora, North Dakota

Theodore Roosevelt National Park – South and North Unit Website – https://www.nps.gov/thro/index.htm Medora, North Dakota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

New “National Park” national park #2 for us on this trip was Theodore Roosevelt in North Dakota.  I wasn’t expecting much out of our two night, two day stay, pretty much just another Badlands National Park.  Instead I found a real contender for one of my favorite national parks.

We rolled into Medora in the late afternoon, having stopped a few places in our drive across most of North Dakota [...]

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August 2, 2017

Voyageurs National Park – International Falls, Minnesota

Voyageurs National Park Website – https://www.nps.gov/voya/index.htm International Falls, Minnesota

This summer, our big adventure was having a new baby.  But LAST summer we took a month-long road trip out to Montana.

Our destination for Day #4 was Voyageurs National Park in Minnesota, way up on the border with Canada, and our first new “National Park” National Park for this trip.

This park is mostly water, but we decided to start out with a hike on Lake Kabetogama.  The hike starts just around the corner from the Ash River Visitors Center and was three miles.

 

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