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hightineraryOverdue  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2014

hightinerary

I'd been meaning to see Big Schloss for years. I did a 12-mile loop, including Mill Mountain, approaching Big Schloss from the north. Very scenic.
Posted Dec 14, 2014 7:17 pm

Pete CastriconeFrom Pond Run  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 31, 2013

Pete Castricone

Long sweaty hike from Pond Run (~16 miles RT).
Posted Jun 1, 2013 1:04 am

tiogaBig Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 18, 2011

tioga

Did a 12.5 mile round trip hike, starting by going up the Stony Creek Trail. Crossed over to the Mill Mountain Trail and then made our way back to Big Schloss. We couldn't stay long at the top because thunderstorms drove us from the summit and back to our car.
Posted Jun 20, 2011 8:59 am

CheesySciFiA Good Plan B  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2011

CheesySciFi

I had originally planned to drive up Forest Road 66 in the Massanutten Mountains, park, and hike to Signal Knob and Meneka Peak. I knew that March 20th was after the third Monday of March when the dirt roads were supposed to reopen.

Much to my chagrin, I realized that I had been looking at the 2010 calendar. So, I drove over to the Massanutten Mountains to Great North Mountain and parked my car at Wolf Gap. The hike to Big Schloss was pleasant, and there were good views in nearly every direction from the summit.

It seemed like everyone was out hiking with their dog that day. I ended up talking to a guy I met on the summit, and it looks like he'll make a good hiking partner.
Posted Mar 26, 2011 8:58 pm

MtMtnHikerSolo winter trip  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 24, 2001

MtMtnHiker

Did an overnight backpacking loop starting at Wolf Gap. Big Schloss was cool, reminded me of a castle.
Posted Mar 16, 2011 10:16 pm

builttospillWolf Gap  Sucess!

builttospill

Started from Wolf Gap as part of a backpacking trip my senior year of high school with three friends. We got to watch a control burn from the summit, which was pretty cool.

After getting home, I drove to Pennsylvania for a 3 day solo kayaking trip on the Clarion River. That was my first solo trip in the woods--a fun spring break!
Posted Jan 27, 2010 3:48 pm

Buz GroshongDone it many times  Sucess!

Buz Groshong

A great hike. I like to do it as a shuttle starting at Wolf Gap and going up to Big Schloss, then on to Half Moon Overlook and down to the Trout Run Road.
Posted Feb 12, 2007 2:47 am

rickfordRoute Climbed: normal Date Climbed: numerous times  Sucess!

rickford

Have hiked in all seasons. One of my favorite places to hike in the area. Although, there are some crowds, it is not nearly as crowded as something like Old Rag- which has similar views.
Posted Aug 19, 2005 11:21 am

SteveinFXBGRoute Climbed: Mill Mountain Trail from Wolf Gap Date Climbed: February 28, 2004  Sucess!

SteveinFXBG

I did this one on a mild winter day that was perfect for a hike. The climb up to the ridge line from Wolf Gap was a bit slippery, but the hiking was easy after that. There were many others out enjoying the day. The views were incredible. I definately recommend hiking this one in the winter due to the lack of haze.
Posted Jun 19, 2005 10:44 pm

mutant1Route Climbed: Mill Mountain Trail Date Climbed: 06/18/005  Sucess!

mutant1

A cool day in mid-June! A 4 PM start with very few people on the trail. Only saw 3 parties and had the summit to ourselves. Much more impressive than I expected.
Posted Jun 19, 2005 12:11 pm

CharlesDRoute Climbed: Mills Mountain trail to Wolf Gap RA Date Climbed: October 2001  Sucess!

CharlesD

Amazing place and totally anomalous for the Appalachians. Very reminiscent of the quartzite fins of Pendleton county, WV farther west. We hiked up to the top after a couple days of backpacking Great North Mountain and were shocked by the number of hikers out enjoying the fine fall weather. Much scrambling about ensued and we finally departed much refreshed for the real world. Most impressive view in Virginia (though not West Virginia!).
Posted Apr 30, 2005 10:22 am

vanman798Route Climbed: From Wolf Gap Campground Date Climbed: Nov 2004
Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2004

vanman798

-- Nov 6, 2004 -Short fun hike, with great outlooks. It's also a popular and well know hike, so expect to see other people and somethings people with dogs!

-- Must have down this hike at least 4 other times between 1998 and 2004, but likely more.

-- June 1998 First time. Even camped up on the top, under the stars, and bats kept flying over me all night.
Posted Apr 29, 2005 4:04 pm

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