Category: Playing Outside in the Shenandoah Valley

Elliot Knob Extravaganza

Brand new post from our friends at Playing Outside in the Shenandoah Valley:  “We set out mid-morning on Saturday and rode towards Deerfield Valley on a combo deal of pavement and dirt/gravel forest roads.  We could not have asked for more pleasant weather…. We had all day to get to our camping spot, and I enjoyed…
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April 13, 2013 0

Shaws Ridge Trail

Brand new post from our friends at Playing Outside in the Shenandoah Valley! “Sometimes the most epic of rides are done only once” — Johnny Youngdalh “Shaws Ridge is another of those trails we saw on a map and decided we had to go check out.  Being another trail that Marshall had never been on…
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February 11, 2013 0

Forest Road 64

“A couple folks have asked me about how we decide where to go on these camping trips.  Sometimes we go to spots we see while we are doing other rides, sometimes we hit places other people have mentioned, and sometimes we pull out a map and simply decide that there is a place that looks…
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January 21, 2013 0

The 3 Snowmigos Ride Again

” It had been quite a while since Marshall, Roland, and I had been able to join forces for another fat bike ride in the snow.  We were finally able to put something together this past Sunday.  The weatherman predicted that we’d see temps as high as 50F.  It sounded like it would be a…
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January 8, 2013 0

Bikepacking in the Snow

  “With the holidays, other family commitments, cold, rainy weather and other stuff it had been since the end of November that we had been able to get out for a bikepacking trip.  Both Johnny and I were off from work, there were 4 inches of snow on the ground and with a couple more forecast…
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December 30, 2012 0

The 3 Snowmigos

After our last ride in the snow, a few of us were scheming to get back out to play.  We set a plan in motion to make another fat bike assault on Reddish in an effort to go play in the snow over by Flagpole, Meadow Knob, and Pond Knob.  My compadres on this ride…
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November 6, 2012 0

Sandy Snow

Sometimes the best adventures are those that present themselves when you least expect it.  Such was the case when it came to the snowfall in the mountains west of Harrisonburg on the Virginia/West Virginia line due to hurricane nor’easter Sandy.  Johnny and I started chatting about a potential ride Monday afternoon when he found out he was…
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November 3, 2012 2

Rader Mountain Overnight

After a highly successful first attempt at an overnighter (other than missing the place we were planning to camp and having to ride back over Shenandoah Mountain at dusk) the previous weekend, Johnnnny Youngdahl and I decided to head out again on 10/21 for another quick overnight.  This time we decided to head north of Rt. 33…
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October 27, 2012 2

Intro

Okay, this is something I’ve been wanting to do for a while now.  I like to take pictures while out on different adventures and enjoy writing so if nothing else it will be fun for me.  Let’s start with my favorite Edward Abbey quote, “One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be…
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October 26, 2012 0