Appalachian Trail Weather: Marion, VA ~ 5-21-14

Published May 21, 2014

Hungry Mother State Park isn't too far from Marion, Virginia.

Hungry Mother State Park isn't too far from Marion, Virginia.

Hard to believe that Trail Days is (are?) over and the usual suspects are back on the Appalachian Trail (AT) headed north to the next shelter, the next Snickers bar and/or the next Trail town party.

The next AT festival will be roughly 65 miles north of Damascus, not far from Hungry Mother State Park. The fun begins on Friday, May 23, 2014 and doesn't let up until the afternoon of Monday the 26th in Marion, Virginia -- where the Creeper Trail meets the Appalachian Trail.

Marion and Smyth County will receive their official Appalachian Trail Community Designation this weekend from our friends at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy.

Click Here for Info on Hiker Homecoming in Marion, VA

Rain and thunderstorms are predicted for Thursday, May 22nd in that region, so it might be a great spot for our heroes to take a zero day when the sun shines on Marion this weekend.

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Say a prayer for your favorite Appalachian Trail thru-hiker and always keep a Snickers bar handy ... just in case.

Keep your eyes on the prize:

"Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail isn't hard.  Just begin on Springer Mountain in Georgia and head north until you mount Mount Katahin.  Pffft.  How hard can that be?" said no one ever. ~~  Photograph by Robert Sutherland

"Hiking the entire Appalachian Trail isn't hard. Just begin on Springer Mountain in Georgia and head north until you mount Mount Katahin. Pffft. How hard can that be?" said no one ever. ~~ Photograph by Robert Sutherland


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About the Author Robert Sutherland:
Robert Sutherland is a travel writer enjoying life. Robert has two adult daughters and six grandchildren.
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