|Nice campground and horse corral at trailhead.|
|Lines were hissing and popping where the Shaws Fork Trail|
met the Shenandoah Mountain Trail.
|Turkeybeard is everywhere on the SMT.|
|Looks like a brand new sign for this trail.|
|Close up of the Stinging Nettle's stem from Wikipedia.|
|A sea of stingers. This IS the trail.|
|The Shaw's Fork Trail is a very pleasant hike. |
Especially after the BRT!
|This map at the traihead promotes the BRT as a legitimate trail.|
PATC Difficulty Factor 425.2 (a new record)
Total Altitude Gain 4347
Total Distance 20.8 (a new record)
Lowest point 2036 feet above sea level
Highest Point 3844 feet above sea level
Time 9 hours, 14 minutes