Mt. Rogers – Day 1: Grindstone Campground Thomas Knob Shelter

I arrived at the Grindstone Campground after Noon.  In my prep for the trip, it was highly recommended to park at the campground ($3 per night in 2011) instead of leaving your car at a trailhead.  Given it was a weekday in late September, it was dead.  I did have a nice discussion with the …

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Mt. Rogers – Day 3: Old Orchard Shelter to Grindstone Campground

After analyzing the map, I decided that I would end my trip this day with a return to Grindstone Campground via the Iron Mountain Trail.  I continued the downhill hike on the AT through the largest portion of rhododendrons that I had seen so far on the trip, bottoming out where the trail crosses SR …

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