Wind Rock (Rt.613) to Pine Swamp Shelter and return

14.6 miles, moderate terrain
62 miles from Roanoke, $7.00 carpool fee

We will start where the AT crosses Rt.613 near Wind Rock and head west passing by the Bailey Gap Shelter at 3.7 miles and then down 1,100 feet to Stony Creek Valley reaching the Pine Swamp shelter at 6.8 miles and stop for lunch. Of course now we need to climb back up 1,100 feet to reach the top of Big Mountain and back to our start point. If desired it is just another 0.2 miles to the Wind Rock view point on Potts Mountain.