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52 Hike Challenge- Fagan Hike 6

Hike 6- Thurston Griggs to Appalachian Trial to Black Rock, Maryland

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Thurston Griggs to Appalachian Trail to Black Rock

3.3 miles / 928 foot elevation gain / out & back

We hiked on the Appalachian trail!!!!! The Thurston Griggs Trail is no joke. I almost didn't do this hike because it had rained and snowed the night before. When I planned this hike I wasn't thinking about snow since it was April! But mother nature decided she wasn't done with winter. I am so glad decided to go and didn't let a little bad weather stop us.

The hike is an intense uphill climb. We were walking through streams and over rocks. There was flowing water along the side of the path and I loved listening to the water rushing down the mountain. Once we connected with the Appalachian Trail (AT) the path leveled off quite a bit compared to the first part. Most of the ground was covered in snow, but the path was nice and clear. Once we reached Black Rock the views were amazing.

We had the place to ourselves. We never saw another hiker. I had read that Black Rock can get crowded and I'm glad to say we got to enjoy the views for as long as our courage would let us. It is scary being so far up!

I made a video of our camping trip at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Hagerstown Maryland. In the video is a clip of the hike.