|The trail follows Mill Run.|
|Don't cross here.|
|Cross here instead. (Photo looking back at crossing.)|
|Old roadbed is some kind of rocky here.|
|Anticline Number 1.|
|Anticline Number 2.|
|Veach Gap Trail meets other trails,|
as indicated by colorful tree blazing.
|Early May hiking was a little swampy in spots.|
|I came across this large egg at the edge of the trail. |
A Wild Turkey flew away from nearby. Perhaps related.
|Fabulous view of the Shenandoah River and Shenandoah National Park.|
|Rocks at viewpoint.|
|I never tire of this spring view.|
|Little Crease Shelter|
This is an easier hike than most I take on my own, but the trails coordinator for the Biennial tells me of a disconnect between hikers and hike leaders. Apparently, hikers want easy or moderate hikes. The leaders, on the other hand, prefer the harder workouts. Although this hike really only has a couple of highlights over its seven-and-a-half mile length, I think it is the right difficulty for hikers looking for a nice hike with some history and views, without a tough workout.
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PATC Difficulty Factor: 223.1
Total Distance: 7.6 miles
Total Time: 3 hours, 31 minutes, including stops.
Steepest Uphill: from 3.2 miles to 3.5 miles; 11.5% grade.
Average elevation gain: 5.7%
Starting Elevation: 801 ft.
Highest Point: 1911 ft.