Rich Valley (Rt. 42) to Great Valley (Rt. 11)

8.9 miles, moderate terrain
95 miles from Roanoke, $11.50 carpool fee

This hike will be on the A.T. To avoid a long car switch, it will be run with a key switch, so a minimum of 4 hikers and 2 cars will be required. One group will start on Route 42 in Bland County. Going south they will go up and over Big Walker Mountain, with a 900-foot elevation gain. They will continue on to Route 11, passing the Davis Path shelter along the way. The other group will do the same hike in reverse.