Overview Hike Details Gear List Resources

Overview

A 6 day, 5 night trip through the Southern third of Shenandoah National Park.  Entrance will be at Swift Run Gap followed by 2 nights at backcountry AT shelters, 1 night in the foreground at Loft Mountain, then 2 more nights in backcountry shelters.

Hike Details

Mileage and elevations are based on me poring over the map as best I can.

Date Start Distance Total El. Change End KH*  
 7/5 Swift run gap 3.4 1700 High top hut 5.1 Photos
 7/6 High top hut 8.2 3500 Pine field hut 11.7 Photos
 7/7 Pine field hut 6.5 2500 Loft mountain 9 Photos
 7/8 Loft mountain 7 1600 Black rock Hut 8.6 Photos
 7/9 Black rock Hut 13 5400 Calf mountain 18.4 Photos
 7/10 Calf mountain 7.2 2900 Rockfish gap 10.1 Photos
  TOTALS 45.3 17600      

Gear

  • Pack: Deuter ACT Lite 65+10
  • Sleep: REI Zephyr +20 Sleeping Bag (sythetic) + Sea-to-Summit 20L Ultra-sil dry sack
  • Sleep: Thermarest Z Lite Sol sleeping pad
  • Shelter: REI Minimalist Bivy + tarp
  • Water: MSR Miniworx EX water filter
  • Water: steripen
  • Water: 3L Camelbak
  • Water: 1L Nalgene x 2
  • Cooking: MSR Whisperlite International
  • Cooking: 11oz MSR Fuel Containers + fuel
  • Cooking: Snowpeak Trek 900
  • Cooking: MSR titan tea kettle
  • Cooking: Snowpeak Titanium Spork
  • Cooking: Garcia Backpacker’s Cache bear can
  • Essentials: Black Diamond Storm headlamp
  • Essentials: Benchmade Griptillian
  • Essentials: map + compass
  • Clothes: Sunglasses
  • Clothes: Feathered Friends Daybreak Vest + Sea-to-Summit 4L Ultra-sil dry sack
  • Clothes: Chaco’s
  • Rain: Marmot Minimalist rain jacket + REI brand stuff sack
  • Misc: Black Diamond Wiregate Caribbeaners x 2
  • Misc: 100 ft 550 Paracord

Resources