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-- [ From: Joe O'Neill * EMC.Ver #2.10P ] --
> My apologies if this is a repeat posting (I don't think I've asked
> yet..) but does anybody have any feelings on what Shanendoah will be
> the 1st weekend in March (my spring break)? I wanted to get in some
> backpacking somewhere that isn't too far from Albany, NY (2.5 hrs.
> of New York City).
> I've heard that Shanendoah is exceedingly beautiful, I wonder though
> the weather will be like then. I can handle moderate cold, and even
> snow, but not knee deep mud, which is what I am afraid of, given this
> winter. Does anybody have any comments on that, and suggestions for
> intermediate level route (scenic but not back-breaking)?
> Suggestions much appreciated,
In a 'normal' year the temperature range at Big Meadows in Shenandoah
Nat'l Park 26-47 degrees with 4.0 inches of rain. I can't think of
anywhere in the Park that mud would be a problem.
Given a week, and reasonable conditions, you could pack the entire
length of the AT in SNP. For scenic views I like Hawksbill and Mary's
Rock ... both in the Central section of the Park.
The PATC (Potomac Appalachian Trail Club) has stewardship of all the AT
and blue-blazed side trails in SNP. For more in-depth information you
might consider a visit to our home page at:
Enjoy your trip,