Near: Abingdon, VA
Route: North-South Road (trail)
Type: Out and Back
Distance: approx. 10 miles
Difficulty: Advanced, lots of elevation gain
Conditions: Hot, sunny day!
Impression: This was a great hike. I had never been out there so to find a fire tower at the top was a great surprise. The climb from the second parking lot off the North-South Road is extreme and continuous for a couple hours. There was also very little water opportunities coming this way, so plan on bringing all the water you'll need for the day. With that said, there are a couple of opportunities to gather water with a pump or if you have a dog, they should be fine for most of the day...