Rich Valley (Rt. 42) to Great Valley (Rt. 11)

11.8 miles, Strenuous
$11.50 carpool fee; 95 miles from Roanoke
This hike will be on the A.T. To avoid a long car
switch, it will be run with a key switch, so a
minimum of 4 hikers and 2 cars will be required.
One group will start on Route 42 in Bland County.
Going south they will go up and over Big Walker
Mountain, with a 900-foot elevation gain. They will
continue on to Route 11, passing the Davis Path
shelter along the way. The other group will do the
same hike in reverse.