Mountain Lake Wilderness

Mountain Lake Wilderness. 6.6 miles. Moderate. We will begin at the Wind Rock AT access on rt 613 and end at John’s Creek Rd 632. Right as we begin, we will visit Wind Rock for the wonderful views for a few minutes, the begin our trek north on the AT, mostly downhill through the wilderness. We will stop for “lunch” at War Spur Shelter, one of the best in RATC’s area imo. We will exit the wilderness onto John’s Creek rd. This will require an extensive shuttling. Roanoke folks meet at Orange Market at 08:15 and carpool to Pandapas pond, to meet up with NRV folks at 09:00. Carpool fee from Roanoke, $3, NRV carpool $1. This hike not recommended for dogs due to the shuttling required. Check off more of your 113 miler list! Sadly, witness the devastation of the gypsy moths.