Sarah and I went backpacking this weekend NorthEast of Damascus VA. US58 over Whitetop Mountain, Mt. Rogers, camped at Thomas Knob Shelter, through Grayson Highland State Park to VA603 where a shuttle from Damascus picked us up and took us back to US58 where our car was waiting.
11.3 miles, 6.5 hours hiking. 4 miles uphill, 3 down/rolling, then 4 more up to Mt Rogers. Tough day.
12.9 miles, 6.75 hours hiking. Easier terrain today, but still not "easy". Took our time through Grayson Highlands.