On an overcast day with mist rolling through the woods, we embarked upon a ramble through
Lothlorien Shenandoah National Park on Big Flat Mountain Loop.
I’m headed for a hike that’s not crowdedSincerest apologies to Harry McClintock
Without a water fountain
So come with me, we’ll go and see
The Big Flat Loop in the Mountains
Avoiding the covid crowds, we started around 9am and succeeding in seeing few people.
We did Big Run Loop the same day, so you see both in the map below.
Max elevation: 3315 ft
Min elevation: 2805 ft
Total climbing: 1645 ft
Total descent: -1645 ft
Average speed: 2.62 mi/h
Total time: 03:30:08
We had an amphibian and MANY SPIDERS as companions. The spiderwebs were very impressive and all dripped with dewy jewels.
|Elevation Gain||1072 feet|
|Moving Time||2 hours, 45 minutes|
|Total Time||2 hours, 45 minutes|
|Average Pace||28 minutes per mile / 2.2 mph|
|Pack||CamelBak Aventura hydration pack|
|Navigation||Phone 6 with AllTrails Pro|
|Shoes||Hoka One One Challenger ATR 5 trail running shoes|
|Clothes||Socks: Injinji Trail Midweight Mini Crew Toesocks|
Bottom: quick dry running shorts
Shirt: short sleeve wicking tee
See my current gear, clothing, and thoughts about it on the Hiking Gear page.