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ichaelme


Sep 25, 2007, 7:11 PM
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problem finding the correct trail/spot.  (North_America: United_States: Virginia: South_Western: McAfee)
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hey, i am planning on going bouldering at mcafee maybe this weekend or next week sometime. 2 weeks ago me and a friend tried to find the spot, we pulled into the a parking lot at the top of the mountain about 6 miles down but weren't sure that we were at the correct spot... we ended up driving down the road a bit and climbing at dragons tooth.
my question is, do i start hiking along the app trail that starts from the parking lot? what is the fire trail?
i guess i will use the latitude and longitude points posted under directions, but what trail do i go on from there?
IF ANYONE HAS ANY HELP IT WOULD BE MUCH APPRECIATED
thanks!


cragmasterp


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Park at the top of the mountain in the big parking lot. cross the road. the fire road is on the left side of the rock outcropping and the AT is on the right. both will take you to the top where the really good boulders are. The AT is a nicer hike but is longer. The fire road has boulders along it on the way up to where the AT crosses it and goes up to the summit. You should join the AT at this point to get to the summit if you have been hiking the fire road. It is about 3.5 miles to the summit from the parking area if you take the AT. It is less than 1 mile on the fire road to the first set of boulders.

There is great bouldering just before the summit, and just past it (devils kitchen area). If you have all day, I highly recommend going all the way to the top and exploring.

That should get you there bro. enjoy, and don't feed the bears.


ichaelme


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thanks a bunh cragmasterp.
that makes alot of sense, (I had no idea i had to cross the road)
i really appreciate it mate


justroberto


Oct 1, 2007, 5:34 AM
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Shoot me a pm if you head up McAfees soon - I certainly don't mind showing you around...


ichaelme


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yeah man, I most definitely will. i live in Raleigh,NC though ,so it probably will be a while before i am driving up again.

I did manage to find the entrance spot and me and my little brother checked it out
(my little bro is nine years old, so we didn't get far without lots of complaining).

but i did get to the first two sets of rocks, better than i had expected. its really a beautiful spot


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