Hike Petites Gap to James River Footbridge

This is a 10 mile hike northbound on the Appalachian Trail.
There is a 1000 foot elevation gain (700 feet in the first mile and a half) and then downhill to the river. The hike is rated moderate to strenuous because of the length. The pace will be moderate, approximately 2 miles per hour.
We will meet at Daleville Park and Ride at 8:30 am sharp to carpool to the James River footbridge. We will leave some cars and carpool to Petites Gap where we will begin our hike. Suggested carpool fee is $7.
Event will be cancelled if there is a Blue Ridge Parkway closure on the shuttle route.