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Sunset Walls on Old Rag Mtn closed until mid-June 2010
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virginiapine


Apr 13, 2010, 10:54 AM
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Sunset Walls on Old Rag Mtn closed until mid-June 2010  (North_America: United_States: Virginia: North_Western: Old_Rag_Mountain)
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Hi folks,

Have received word that peregrines are nesting this season on the Sunset Walls ridgeline; thus, this area is closed to climbing until June 18, 2010. Notices are posted at the trailheads and near the junction of the Saddle Trail and Old Rag/Weakley Hollow fire road.
And indeed, my partner and I heard the scream of a peregrine while climbing above on Sunshine Buttress on April 3...
Michael Doyle
Charlottesville, VA


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May 2, 2010, 11:52 AM
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The current signs say June 14th but the talk now is the 1st as the area is looking more like a roost instead of a nesting area. We saw a pair hanging out in mid/upper sunset and just above in the beginning of April.


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