Tag: George Washington National Forest
Trailblazers hope this new route that winds through the Valley will take stress off Appalachian Trail
A new long-distance hiking trail that will rival the Appalachian Trail in length is in the works, and parts of the route are already available to hike in the Valley.
As she drives along a dirt-and-gravel road between Reddish Knob and Flagpole Knob, Lynn Cameron points out particular stands of trees and pockets of brush like a city dweller might point out their favorite coffee shop or a friend’s house they used to visit.
Last Thursday, a Dominion Energy media relations representative talked with The Citizen for 22 minutes about the future of the long-debated and controversial Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which just a few weeks earlier had cleared a major hurdle in the U.S. Supreme Court. There was no hint of what Dominion and Duke would announce three days later.
The kid pack a lot into a July morning. They pick and eat wild raspberries, jump off a big rock (they call it a “diving board”) into a creek and run around. They observe a field mouse, and eat a snack. They shriek while bouncing up and down on a fallen log. Soon this kind of summer fun will end for most children in the Shenandoah Valley – at least on weekdays. For kids in the area’s two new “forest schools,” however, the creek splashing, centipede study, hiking, picnicking and everything else will carry on.