Dragon’s Tooth from Trout Creek

7-8 miles, strenuous, 7 mile shuttle
We will start at VA-620, cross over Trout Creek and head north on the AT. Then we’ll ascend past Pickle Branch Shelter and up to the ridge of Cove Mountain. We’ll continue to climb until we reach Dragon’s Tooth at 6.5 miles. After descending to the gap, we’ll decide whether to continue on the AT to Rawies Rest and back by the Boy Scout Trail or continue down the blue-blazed trail. Dress for the weather, bring lunch and water, and wear sturdy shoes. Roanoke folks meet at the Orange Market (see location) park n ride at 8:30. $2.00 carpool fee. NRV folks meet at the Food Lion, 1413 N. Main St. in Blacksburg at 8:00. $3 car pool fee. Or meet at nine at the DT parking lot. Please RSVP to let me know where you are meeting us! This hike is being posted on multiple sites.