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AlpinistMount Rogers Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: May 15, 2011

Alpinist

The last of a 6 state HP weekend. Flew into Knoxville, then hit the HPs for TN, GA, SC, NC, KY and VA. This is my 45th state HP. I hiked up the Mount Rogers Trail from VA603, 13 miles RT. It's a beautiful hike!
Posted May 15, 2011 5:23 pm

NJTripper2nd time is a charm...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 12, 2010

NJTripper

Got rained off this HP back in June... (I will ~not~ hike in a T-storm... Rogers wasn't go'n anywhere..)

Was a good day when I was able to hike the AT over it in Sept!
Posted Dec 5, 2010 5:55 pm

kteichertHP #20  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 4, 2010

kteichert

Took the Appalachian trail approach from Elk Gardens up state road 600. 9 miles round trip. It was a complete whiteout and I got snowed on the majority of the way. But I had a great time. Was alone and didn't see a single other person the entire hike.
Posted Nov 5, 2010 10:28 am

Bluebell08Beautiful day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 10, 2010

Bluebell08

From Grayson Highlands State Park. Ponies and deer! Campground at park was very nice. Highpoint #13.
Posted Nov 1, 2010 8:23 pm

SpindleLovely area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 12, 2010

Spindle

Met lots of ponies.
Posted Sep 22, 2010 10:00 pm

BConleyHP #8  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 10, 2010

BConley

Very nice area, stayed at Grayson highlands camp ground was very impressed. Great views up until a quarter mile of the summit. Was able to get within 4 or 5 feet of the ponies.
Posted Sep 11, 2010 7:08 pm

jasano2Va # 1  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 4, 2009

jasano2

It was a great family hike and the views from Thomas Knob are wonderful.
Posted Aug 10, 2010 8:18 am

jeffh25Neat place  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 25, 2010

jeffh25

I ate my way up the lower slopes as the whole place was covered in Blackberries & Huckleberries, then saw the ponies, then all of the sudden at the top you feel like you're in the Pacific Northwest. A little rockier trail than I expected (you're almost scrambling a few times, almost) but just a really cool hill. HP # 22 also.
Posted Jul 29, 2010 9:31 pm

montanachrisLove the area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 27, 2010

montanachris

Beautiful high country around Mt Rogers. I was reminded of some of my western summits more so than those of the southern Appalachians. Stayed @ The Place in Damascus and hit the VA Creeper on mountain bike the next day. One of the best outdoor areas of the eastern US for sure!
Posted Jun 29, 2010 8:28 am

Judd97Pouring Rain  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 13, 2010

Judd97

Climbed this in the pouring rain, with only a brief respite for about a mile and a half to and from the summit. Good thing for raingear!

State HP #5!
Posted Jun 15, 2010 9:21 pm

highlandvillagerFlowers and wild horses  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jun 1, 2010

highlandvillager

We hiked from the overnight parking area near Massie Gap, admiring the flaming azaleas at lower elevations and tons of pink rhododendrons at higher elevations. The views along the trail were spectacular most of the way. We encountered the wild horses a few times. A few were somewhat aggressive, maybe because they had foals, either blocking the trail or herding us up the trail. What a beautiful place! HP26
Posted Jun 7, 2010 4:33 pm

sgb02dCool Area  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Apr 27, 2010

sgb02d

Hiked in a cloud most of the time and spent the night in the 2-story shelter with three other hikers. Completely unique and fun.
Posted Apr 30, 2010 7:02 am

VaslerOh yes, you'll see ponies!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 15, 2003

Vasler

Easy enough stroll through high grass. Great hike with several other giant rhododendron forests to hike through nearby.
Posted Mar 29, 2010 2:33 am

climbmnGreat hike  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Aug 30, 2009

climbmn

Great day to hike to the top. Loved the wild horses and the views.
Posted Feb 27, 2010 12:52 pm

RyanHalsey1Rogers  Sucess!

RyanHalsey1

I have hiked to the top of Rogers many many times.
Posted Feb 3, 2010 9:17 pm

IHaveArrivedHP #12  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Oct 27, 2009

IHaveArrived

I spent the night at Greyson Highlands St Pk and woke to overcast skies and cold drizzle. The hike to Mt. Rogers follows the AT and passes through some beautiful country. No views from the top, but views along the way made the hike worth it.
Posted Jan 20, 2010 2:32 am

maddie77777Love this area!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Nov 15, 2009

maddie77777

I loved this hike, and can't wait to go back and camp there someday. The ponies were extremely tame and friendly, and the hike was absolutely gorgeous!
Posted Nov 16, 2009 6:13 pm

tcole21Awesome area!  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Feb 10, 2009

tcole21

I go to Rogers every year. It is an awesome mountain with a ton to do. You can ride a pony and then go bouldering! Fun place...
Posted Aug 29, 2009 1:03 am

Wiktoria PlawskaMany times...  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2008

Wiktoria Plawska

I do not know the exact date i summited, since i have been here many times. There were many wild ponies and the berries were ripe. Rogers is one of my favorite places in Virginia, most of all, the rolling grasslands.
Posted Jul 30, 2009 10:24 pm

AirborneBuffCloudy but Beautiful Day  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jul 12, 2009

AirborneBuff

Saw some wild ponies and enjoyed the hike across the balds
Posted Jul 12, 2009 8:53 pm

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