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Beginner Backpacking & Discovery on the Appalachian Trail, Virginia - Trip #11046A|
When: May 29 - June 4, 2011 Where: Randolph College - 2500 Rivermont Ave. Lynchburg, VA (434) 947-8000 College Map Lynchburg Map Leaders: Francy Rubin, Diana Lynn, Ian Schill, Don McBride Craig County Emergency Management system at 540 864-5115 Randolph College (434) 947-8000Route:
Diana's: Monday, Tuesday, Tuesday, Wednesday
Group 2's encounter with "Brother of the Wind" at Niday is documented in his blog at:
Little Martin (LM) got her trail name from an encounter with a thru hiker at Sarver who had a little Martin Guitar which LM got a chance to try. She also got a chance to play Hippy Kippy's banjo at Niday.
History - Rock Piles
Link to photo of old Sarver Cabin Homestead at WhiteBlaze.net forum.
According to one one local source, the large circular piles of rocks were the result of the Sarver boys clearing the mountain top to plant apple trees. Descendants of those trees are still on the mountain. The source also claimed the Sarver family were living on the mountain top to avoid conscription into the Confederate or Union Armies.